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#1 Hookie

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 07:17 PM

Hi Guys,

This really is not a problem but looking for advice on this file.


The file was created the day after i bought this system and what i want to know is,can i copy it to disc or discs for safe keeping and use as a backup if my system should ever crash

I don't know how much disc space it takes up but looking at the file it seems rather big, so if deleting it, would it give me more space on my drive.


I am in the process of buying an new external drive for use of backing up so can anyone advise on the above subject.

I will try to attach the said mentioned file for someone's expert eyes,

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:33 PM

Some things to list for us to help
-Hard Drive Size
-What is the file for/Is it vital to keep

If you have a smaller hardrive then this could take up some serious space but if not then it isnt a real big problem
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:37 PM

Do you have Acronis Disk Backup Software on your computer? The file mentioned is flagged on google as a backup file made by the above software. Is it possible that you did a disk backup?

If that is the case, you can delete the file, but it is safe to have the backup...

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:06 PM

The file size is 14.7 Gb and yes you can back it up onto a USB hard drive or to a set of DVD's it will use 4 DVD's just make sure the program you use for burning the DVD's spans the disks.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:34 PM

Hi Guys,thank you for the speedy reply.

First of my hard drive is 80GB(see system specs below) which i have 34.8GB left.

Second,it was a backup of my system when first bought.

I'm in the process of cleaning crap from my hard drive and came across this file,which looking at, is taking up(I think) 14.7GB,that's big and i could do with the space.

Yes i did try the "Acronis" software but no-longer on my system, this is how i got this backup file, but sorry to say i never backed it up to disc.

When i ran that program then my system was still in a virgin state,ie,i hadn't put all the crap on it then that i have now.

So it would be nice if i was able to somehow run this file and back it up,clear it of my hard dive and gain more space, it would mean if my system ever crashed i could use this to get me up and running again.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:59 PM

You will need acronis to re-expanded the file. You can move it to your new drive once purchased or span it as ThorXP suggested.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:24 PM

Hi Guys,

Please explain, "Span the disc" and any other software to do this.

Have "Nero" and have DVD-R + DVD+RW disc's i can use.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:44 AM

This file is most likely a backup of your hard drive on the date that you bought the system. It can be used to restore your system to the state it was in when you bought it. It will take the Acronis True Image program to restore it - so I'd suggest talking to the folks who built your PC for more info.

Spanning is the act of splitting up a large file into smaller pieces that will fit onto other media (such as CD's or DVD's). Nero should be able to do this (but I'm not sure since I don't use it myself).
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