I had one of those "crap, I've lost everything" scares when Windows wouldn't boot up on my computer. Luckily I managed to fix it, but it brought to light that I'm one of those people that have ignored the whole back up thing. Considering I've had a couple of viruses on the machine going back a few years, this was just plain stupid on my part.So a few questions.
Can anyone help me with a good back up protocol? I've bought myself an external 3TB HD for the purpose.
Also while copying my C drive, in case it came to complete re-install, I noticed some folders I'm not sure I need. I have a Windows folder, but also a Windows.old, and a Windows.old.000 folder. Do I need the last two, or are they some kind of copy from when the previous viruses were removed? They're very large folders and on the surface seem to contain a lot of redundant files.
Edited by hamluis, 25 January 2018 - 04:38 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.