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Factory Reset - Am I able to keep a specific folder?


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#1 KomodoTabs

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:38 PM

I have not factory reset my Windows 7 PC ever, and had it for years. I'm cleaning for a fresh new start but there were some things that are important keep, so I put these things all into a folder called "SAVE FILES". This folder is 26GB large. 

 

Is there a way for me to factory reset my whole PC but have one folder (the save I made) not get deleted??

 

Currently I am uploading the folder to a cloud storage (MEGA) but is going RIDICULOUSLY slow! Just can I reset my PC but this folder not get deleted???



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:00 PM

A factory reset will remove everything placed on the computer after purchase. For 26GB you could purchase a 32GB flash drive. That would push it close to capacity but would be faster than uploading to the cloud. You may want to purchase a 64GB flash drive.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-attache-4-32gb-usb-2-0-flash-drive-black/3789048.p?id=1219601638387&skuId=3789048

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-attache-64gb-usb-2-0-flash-drive-black/3550656.p?id=1218412702060&skuId=3550656

 

These are USB 2 which are cheaper but slower than USB 3. 






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