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Best way to backup onto external hard drive


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#1 Khirrkee

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:00 PM

Hello,

 

I'm using a Lenovo Flex2-14 laptop.

 

I just bought a Seagate 2TB Backup plus portable drive

 

When I went to backup my Lenovo, I found two options:

  1. Back up all Files (non-system) incl personal, docs, pictures, etc., and
  2. Back up Specific Folders, eg, C Drive and D drive

 

I mainly have Word, xls and powerpoint files.

 

Which backup method would be better?

 

Thanks.

 

 



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 07:26 AM

It depends on how well organized you are.  Provided you keep all of your data in the default libraries either option should be fine.  If you store data all over your drive you will have no choice but the Specific Folders option.



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Posted 29 May 2016 - 08:50 AM

Thanks. I'm fairly organised so I guess I'll go with the Backup all files option.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:43 PM

Not disagreeing with any comments posted or the use of any backup programs to do the task.

 

As an added backup , as you say its Docs , Excel , Word , PPoint and you have these in the appropiate Folders { My Documents } , then just create a "Backup Folder" on and external Drive or Thumb and simply Copy Paste the Files to it when needed.

If you made changes to any then overwrite it , if not or unsure just rename it , you can always check them later and decide keep or not.






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