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Problem Backing Up Files on VISTA

Q: Problem Backing Up Files on VISTA

I had a thread on this before w/no helpful responses. Thought I'd try again. My computer w/VISTA is set up to backup files on Sunday night. For some reason, this can't be done because the computer apparently can't tell there is a formatted disk in the disk drive. I have tried 3 different never-used-before disks. I formatted them even tho my computer also doesn't automatically give me formatting options. I can burn photos, documents to disks but the backup doesn't work.

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A: Problem Backing Up Files on VISTA

Since I seem to be the only person who accesses this site who has this problem, the thread might as well be closed.

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Hello BC, I have two computers, one running Vitsa Home Premium and the other running XP Media Center Edition. I have several folders sharing between the two, but I'm trying to back up some of my Vista documents onto the XP computer. When I run the backup on the Vista computer it ask for a password, so I created the same password on both computers.

I'm moving it to a shared folder on the XP computer and I have the Allow network users to change my files checked.

The error message I get is:

The network share could not be accessed for the following reason:

You need Full control permission for the network share. Make the user a co-owner of the share, with Full Control. The network share cannot be on a computer running Windows XP Home.

Now I did some research about my XP computer and it turns out Media Center Edition is a Home Edition with Professional Codebase.

Thanks in advance for any help and idea.

Sorry I figured it out

I had to turn off Simple File Sharing under control panel/folder options/view, then set the sharing options to Full Control on the target
XP folder

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I wish to use Windows Vista Backup and Restore utility to pipe my data over a WLAN to a backup drive on a Windows XP computer. The showstoper is the need for a user id and password. This is the message I get:

"You need full control permission for the network share. Make the user a co-owner, with Full Control. The network share cannot be on a computer running Windows XP Home. (0x8100002A)"

My two networked-machines are running Vista and the other is XP

It seems as if I can not backup my user data to an XP computer. Is this true?

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I am trying to do a backup on my friends laptop - her D drive doesn't have enough space so I am trying to change the location to the C: drive but can't seem to figure out how. I get the error 0x80070005

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hi the d drive is usually the recovery partition however maybe not in this case anyway this may be of some help http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x9f

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Hi,
How do I know which files I can back up without infecting my external drive? I have been reading that Norton Internet Security and Malwarebyte can't detect this rootkit. So if I scan with these products and they say they are not infected how can I trust them. I would like to back up my files in case I need to format my computer to get rid of the rootkit.
I will appreciate any help or suggestions on how to back-up my files and not infect the external drive.
Thanks,
Karen

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Should you decide to reformat or do a factory restore due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its wort... Read more

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Half of the folders are empty! Just the empy folder got copied. Any ideas/suggestions? The project covered about 2 discs. I looked at the 2nd disc and more than half of the folders were empty. Tried the first disk and each time I tried opening a file it stopped responding and eventually Windows Explorer shut itself down.

I tried the fourth time and autoplay kicked in and when I tried to click on a file to see if it was actually on the disc it asked me if I wanted to retrieve it and send it back to it's previos location. Isn't there a way to just make a DVD+R that has all the files on it so I can just open the file I want like you used to do on a diskette or a CD-R???

I might just have to say screw it and go get an external hard drive because I'm about to throw my laptop out the window because of all my problems with the stupid DVD burner! UGH!!!
 

A:Tried backing up files using Roxio Creator Classic- one problem

Donít know about Creator Classic, but Iíd guess that the Laptop burner is OK, it was just given bad instructions.

External HDs are the way to go. May I suggest, shopping for an External HD Enclosure - then shopping for sales on internal HDs. You can get more gigs for the buck this way.

Donít throw the laptop out the window, you could hurt someone. Ship it to me instead.
 

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Hi, I was asked to downgrade a Vista machine to Windows XP. I also was asked to backup files and folders from Vista and restore it on XP. I am using Backup and Restore Center from Vista to backup the files and folder. Is it going to work when i try to restore to a XP machine?

Thank You
 

A:Backing up Files and folders from Windows Vista and restore it in Windows XP

I don't think so. Most of the earlier versions of MS Backup worked only with the OS it came with.
Before even thinking any more, you need to take a REAL good look at the threads at the top of this list. You might also look at some of the other threads about installing XP on a Vista built machine. It is NOT fun.
 

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Hey guys ive just bought a lode of new hardware..
and from what ive read & heard the best option is to do a fresh install once I install the hardware..
So my plan is to backup my data then fresh install win7 on my desktop HD

Ive just found an old laptop HD which will be wired with an IDE cable to my desktop in order to transfer data to it
This HDD has data on I dont mind bieng wiped & had XP installed on it.

So i'm wondering whether I can formatt this drive once I plug it in to my desktop with vista, then transfer my data over onto it, then unplug it, install windows 7 onto my desktop HD then transfer my files onto the desktop harddrive rom the laptop harddrive which was formatted with vista.

Will windows 7 recgonize & be able to read the files on the backup/laptop data harddrive?

(I also bought an IDE 44 to 40 pin so I can connect my 2.5" laptop HD to my desktop pc)

A:Vista to win7 due to new hardware & backing up with HDD formmated on vista???

Yes

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I normally back up my files by using explorer and copying to my removable hard drive. I am using XP Home, is there a quicker way which will remember which files I want to back-up
 

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i have never done a backup before. if i have a system failure i do not want to lose my data. i do not know which files to backup. should i backup alll of drive "C", and drive "D" which is a virtual drive with system recovery data (HP Computer). where do i start? what do i leave out? thanks.

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Quote: Originally Posted by lartomar2002


i have never done a backup before. if i have a system failure i do not want to lose my data. i do not know which files to backup. should i backup alll of drive "C", and drive "D" which is a virtual drive with system recovery data (HP Computer). where do i start? what do i leave out? thanks.


The suggested way to have your HD is your Win 7 and programs on one partition and your Docs (letters, pictures, music, etc) on a separate partition. You would just leave the D: drive as it is. == You would then need another HD (they can be purchased for under $50 for a fairly big one) to put your backups on. You would make two partitions on it and make a system image to backup the two partiions on your other HD. See this tutorial. System Image Recovery

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Hello everyone I'm new here, got a quick questions: Does anyone know of a program that will allow you to back up pst files with out closing outlook? As far as I can tell you can't but I'm hoping some one out there knows for sure, thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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You might try automating the .pst backup (Win 98x/ME/XP and Outlook 2K, 2002 and 2003:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...3A-B7D0-4B16-B8AF-5A6322F4FD01&displaylang=en
 

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What is the best program for backing up my files from my external harddrive to another? After 2 harddrive failures I decide to back up my files every 2 weeks but of course it's a hassle. Windows Vista come with a feature to back up the files but it's not that great. Maybe it's because I usually run files and insert file at the same time as when it's backuping up (it takes hours) so are there any programs that can backup my files even though I'm currently using the external harddrive

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You might wish to take a look at Acronis True Image.

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Hi folks. I've got a IBM T23 that is beginning to act up and I'm afraid it may be about to give up the ghost. I have been told to back up my files but I am not sure how to do this. Do I back them up to the hard drive? That wouldn't seem right especially if my hard drive is about to crash, or do I back it up to some external drive? Also, is there a way I could transfer all of the files on this computer to another that I know to be good? What software/hardware would I need to do this? As you can see I'm not as computer savy as most. I am using XP Pro SP3. I would appreciate any help any of you cold give. Thanks.

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If the hard drive is dying you'll have a limited number of chances to recover your data/back it up. So, don't use the computer any more than is absolutely necessary to recover your data.

The easiest way would be to backup your stuff to an external hard drive. You can use Windows Explorer to back it up by copying it to the external hard drive (the easiest and quickest way IMO).

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all guides and tools start with protecting your files.I can only download the software i need in safe mode. is backing up my files in safe mode going to protect everything that needs to be protected.

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1) What do you mean you can only download the software you need in safe mode? And WHAT software are we talking about?
2) Regardless of how you download anything, why do you have to backup in safe mode?
3) To answer your question directly, whatever you backup is backed up. But your question really isn't very clear.

What are you trying to do - EXACTLY - and how are you trying to do it?

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can someone plz tell me how to back up files?
 

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depends really on what .......and how you want your backups.
you can just copy/paste them into a new folder or if you have a cd burner you could burn them to disk.
 

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I am using Win XP Pro. I have my data backed up but would like to back up my System boot files, the Windows protected files, the registry and the COM+ Class files but the back up program only shows backing up the entire HD (not necessary). All the above is simialr to System State in the Windows Server 2003 program.

Anyway to back them up manuelly to a CD "just in casse"
 

A:Backing up Files

Maybe the Automatic System Recovery is something you could look at (Start > Help), but you'll need a third-party backup app for the specific files you mentioned.

Cobian and Karen's Replicator are good, free ones.

It would seem that with all those files being backed up, you'd be better off and it would be much easier just to make a compressed image of the entire drive with Acronis, Paragon, or Partition Saving (free partition backup and restoration).
 

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I want to reinstall windows, but don't know how to go about backing up my important files. Is it as simple as right clicking and sending them to my external hard drive? Also, I've bought programs, so I want to make sure that I won't have to pay for them again should I re-install windows.

Do I have to back up the registry? Does reinstalling windows mean I have to or should reformat my hard drive?

btw, I read the sticky about reinstalling windows ( at least the first post)
 

A:backing up files

Backing up important files "simply" means to make a copy of them somewhere else. Can be an external hard drive, USB flash drive, CD, DVD, etc. Another hard drive is probably the most convenient, fastest and most reliable.

For your purchased programs make sure you still have the CDs/DVDs, or save the downloaded files and any keys or codes you need to prove that they are yours, or make sure you have the information and the right to download them again.

Don't save the registry; depending on your type of install you will get a "fresher" or brand new registry.

This paragraph gets into opinion and preferences. The best way to put your problems behind you (to make room for new ones) is to format your disk and then install Windows fresh. This is especially important to do if you had malware, as this will get rid of any remnants (except for what may be in your saved data). OTOH if you think you have a fairly good system but just need to "clean up" Windows you can try a repair install. When it works all your data and installed programs are preserved. The time I did this my only problem was that I had to reinstall my networked all-in-one printer.
 

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Ok so in a few days im getting windows 7 but i dont know how to Backup my files because i want to do a clean install. Is there any way to do this?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Im a Noob


Ok so in a few days im getting windows 7 but i dont know how to Backup my files because i want to do a clean install. Is there any way to do this or am i just going to have to do the upgrade.


Hey IAN

which do you want to do? clean install, or upgrade? clean install means re-installing your apps, upgrade doesnt.

Kenn J++

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I just received my WinXP system. Finally.

Now how do I back up and apply all my files on my Win98 that I have been on FOREVER?

Gina10
 

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I believe what you want to do can be done using the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" that is a "System Tool" in "XP."
Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools> ---Transfer Wizard.

See attachment.

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Hi everybody :

Recently, I was backing up some .jpegs to disk. I was using Memorex CD-RW disk. But, I noticed that the PASTE function was missing. I had to OPEN the pics in Photoshop, then SAVE them to disk. It's much easier if I could just Drag-And-Drop the files. How do I add the PASTE function to the context menu ?
Thanks
garystan

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I prefer to simply use a disc burning program and burn the files as data.

To use the drag and drop method, you are using packet writing ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packet_writing ) which can be troublesome.

You could start by troubleshooting with the first reply here:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e8404d8?auth=1

Also keep in mind that RW discs have a finite lifespan. I've had some that could be rewritten dozens of times, and some that only worked a few times.

On a side note, I've had terrible luck with Memorex and will no longer use them.

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I am running XP windows withSP3, I am in need of a back-up program.
But you must realize i am computer handicapped...
I looked at the backup program in xp, I got confuse.
I am in need of a backup program because I got some extra programs on my startup
and i was advised to do a backup and then disable one or two of the programs, and then see how the laptop
runs for a couple days. then do the same until I have disable the all the programs.
SO, I would like to find a program that is easy, and will work with my external drive.
thank you in advance!!!!
roc

A:Backing Up Files

Check out our Freeware replacements for common commercial applications topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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I am running Windows 98SE on my Boxbuilt rig. I would like to back up or save my files to CD-RW instead of floppies. I am running a LG(formerly Hitachi)CD-Rom CRD8400B 16x10x40x & a Lite-On LTR-16102B. I have installed Windows Media Player ver.9. I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Backing up files to CD-RW

Have you installed any cd burning softwear such as Nero or Roxio? You will need this inorder to back up files to your cdr. Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

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Hi,

I built my system with two hard drives one for my opperating system and a second separate drive for all my files. Both drives are 500GB and as the one used for the opperating system only uses a fraction of the space availiable what I want to do is to back up everything that is on main file drive into a single folder in the spare space on my opperating system drive. Is there an easy way to do this? Does windows have a feature for doing this or do I have to get some third party software? Is there any decent free stuff?

Thanks.

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check out my post here avoid pc disaster by being prepared.

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Hi everybody :

Recently, I was backing up some .jpegs to disk. I was using Memorex CD-RW disk. But, I noticed that the PASTE function was missing. I had to OPEN the pics in Photoshop, then SAVE them to disk. It's much easier if I could just Drag-And-Drop the files. How do I add the PASTE function to the context menu ?
Thanks
garystan

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Hi, is there anyway to Backup my Files to an external USB HDD from DOS? i have a laptop infected with some virus, ADW CMDDSKTOP.A that keeps my destop flashing every 3 seconds and wont let me open any application....System restore only have a restore point 2 days ago, and keeps doing the same on SAFE MODE, i am only want to be able to recover my data to the external HDD, since i am giving away the laptop. Also my antivirus Trend Micro shows me a box everytime i turn on te laptop saying that i found the virus and infected file C:\WINDOWS\RG9yYSBv\asappsrv.dll but Access is denied. Any help in doing this would be appreciated.

A:Backing Up Files From Dos Using Xp

XP does not use DOS. Anyways you would be better off posting your problem herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/It's located further down the main forum page

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If I back up some or all of my installed program files and then maybe have to replace a corrupted install at a later date, does the backed up files also have the registry files needed to work the returned program or just the files in the program folder.

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i plan to purchase a new computer and will need to transfer files to the new from the old.

I will transfer My Documents and Internet bookmarks.

My concern is, can i also transfer any viruses etc to the new pc from the old.
Because of it's poor performance recently, i'm pretty sure i have some kind of problem that Anti virus, spybot etc has been unable to clean.

What precautions do i need to take to avoid passing the virus/ problems to the new pc?

thanks
 

A:Backing Up files

Be sure to thoroughly scan your folders both before and after the transfer. Be sure you have the most up-to-date virus definitions installed on the new machine before transferring anything or connecting to the net.

Generally speaking, few viruses or pieces of malware occupy Documents folders or internet bookmarks. They can't do much damage there and prefer the Windows folder or somewhere that they are more likely to be executed and hidden.
 

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hello everyone
I just had a general question
if i back up my files in the d drive and i do a new installation of win xp do i lose the files or can i restore them back
 

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Hello,

I am prompted every so often to backup files to a CD/DVD writeable disc, which I do, and this causes me to have to buy more and more CD/DVD discs. I tried reformatting a past disc in order to erase stored information there and be able to use it once again to backup files but when I inserted the disc into drive E, I got an error message saying that the disc had data and I needed a blank/empty disc.

Any ideas?

Thanks. Jose
 

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My computer crashed recently and the OS (Windows XP Home) would not boot. Dell had me run a repair which got the computer up and running, but deleted the profile to which all my files were linked. When I boot up now, I am logged in with a Temporay Profile and cannot access any of my old files. But when I run DIR in dos, I can see them in my old folders so I think they are still entact. Is there any way for me to access them and copy them to a CD or a different hard drive?

Thanks!
 

A:Backing up files using Dos

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I have an HP Pavilion that is freezing during startup. It looks like I may have to reinstall XP on my computer but I want to be able to back things up if possible. Is there any way to do this considering I can't get onto XP right now? Thanks a lot.

A:Backing Up Files

can you boot into safe mode?

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IVE BEEN TOLD I SHOULD BACK UP MY FILES SHOULD MY COMPUTER CRASH, I HAVE A LOT OF BLANK CD-RS AND CD-RWS, AND A CDRW THAT I INSTALLED WITH NERO.COM SOFTWARE BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT TRANSFERING MY FILES ONTO THEM, I HAVE NAPSTER FILES IN MY C DRIVE THAT I WOULD REALLY HATE TO LOSE, THX.
 

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Read these pages or download the self extracting text file:
http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/cdburn1.html
 

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I've given up on saving my computer from spyware because it's pointless. I want to do a clean install of Windows XP because I hate Vista. I need to know how to back up my files on Vista though. I have blank DVD's I just don't know how to get all the files on the DVD.
 

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Is there any way to backup my files without using the backup and recovery program because mine doesnt work and i dont have a external hardrive.
 

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Yes, there is. Just go to the individual folder that houses your files.

My Videos, My Music, My Documents, Favorites, My Pictures
Any .exe files that you need
Any backup files for database type applications.

Those files should be saved in folders with their respective names onto
an external hard drive. Of course you can't backup installed software but you
can save the installation files.

Since you don't have an external drive you can use an online backup program such as Carbonite to backup your files. You can also back them up to CD or DVD.
 

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Here is an email I received from a user concerning outlook 98. He is backing up his files on our network. Got any ideas????

I usually back up my computer before leaving on any trip just in case it's stolen from the airport or wherever. Just did another backup today and realized that my .pst file for e-mails shows a last modified date from March, 2002. I looked back to the previous backup that I did on 5/17 and this also had the .pst file with last modify date of March. Can someone help me figure out why my .pst file isn't the correct one?

As more fuel for you to investigate, I went to Start, Find, Files and Folders and did a search on *.pst. Only found one occurance in C:\Documents and it was the same one saying last updated on March 27, 2002.
 

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I was about to update to windows service pack 3 when it said that I should back up all my files. Is it really necessary or is their a fast way to back up the important stuff?

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Hello SparkyBlue,

It is always a good idea to make regular backups of your files and data. There have been a few instances where SP3 crashes the system. If not a complete back-up then at least back-up the "important stuff". Also see the following link.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/

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My brother just called me from England .... he had a message saying an update was available, so he started to download it. But he got a message suggesting that he back up his files before downloading the update. The computer I'm on right now runs XP, the same as his, but I can't seem to work out how to back up the files

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if its an XP update then when you click yes it will do an auto backup and place it in the root of C:/. it will be dated and time stamped appropriatly

if its not an XP update then need more info about the software.

regards Golith

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Ok, I posted earlier with an error message I keep getting. Well after a LONG evening of tech support I have a link to that is supposed to fix it. Before I do this though I need to back up my files, it has never been done. We have 5000+ songs on iTunes, pictures, files, all kinds of junk I can't dare lose. SO, I thought it would be easy to follow the "Back up Wizard" but for some reason it won't recognize my DVD burner. It says to go to the removable storage service under system services of management console. How do I get there??? Anyone????
 

A:Backing up files???

Welcome to TSG....

STOP! Do not use the windows backup wizaerd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go to http://www.acronis.com

Get this and an external hard drive which is best and make an image of all of the important data you have. This is one that will work and restore all of the data.

Remember you get what you pay for.
 

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Hello,

I would like to backup my files using Backup and Restore by Windows 7 and I was wondering if a 64 gb flash drive would be enough space for a backup? Someone told me that the program compresses the files, i do not know if that is true or not but, If I right click on local disk drive it states that I have used 178gb of 288gb. I would really like to Backup just my music which is about 27gb and some other stuff which is which is about 10gbs and whatever Windows 7 needs to back up.

Specs
Windows 7 premium 64 bit duo core process
Intel Pentium CPU P6000 1.87ghz
4.0 gb ram
 

A:Backing up files

You probably could have found the answer to your problem with a little Internet search.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-and-restore-frequently-asked-questions

It is really dependent on the size of the files you are backing up. You can only compress certain types of files. You won't be able to compress binary type files like Images and Video.
 

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Okay, I got a whole mess of avi. files in my computer.
I think they're clogging up too much space, so I want to... back them up. then delete the original files.

I'm having trouble however.

First of all, I don't know which type of cd I should use, Dvd-r, Dvd+r, dvd r/rw etc.

A best buy lady "reccomended" me to buy dvd-r... I don't know the drawbacks of it.

So I tried burning my avi files into the dvd r with nero, and it refused to.

so my questions are...

1. Which type of cd should i use?

2. Is dvd-r like... bad? Can you, when needed, copy the files in that backup cd into my computer?

3. In order to burn to dvd-r, do I have to change its video format? Cuz nero didn't accept avi, so I was wondering if I had to change file format.

4. Oh ya, now that I remember... I think Nero said something about the disk required is Dvd r/rw? I'm not sure... any suggestions?

I'll post anything up here if needed, such as the exact wordings of Nero's error message, etc.
 

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This may seem like a very elementary question, but how does one back-up only files in Windows XP and not 'everything'?

After all these years, you might say I have been v lucky not to lose everything - in fact I have had some minor disasters, not knowing how to back-up files only.

Specific instructions would be most welcome.

John - May 1st 2008 - 22:55EDT
 

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Is there a way to backup a zipped file, or many zipped files to CD without having to extract/open them to save space? If so, can they be opened once accessed, and also, can more be added to the CD?
 

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I would like to back up the entire contents of my hard drive. I have Windows XP. I've never done this before. Is it possible to put it on CD? Can someone let me know how to do this?

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Hi guys,

I have to send my laptop into the manafacturer for repairs and I was advised to backup as many programs/software/files etc as possible by the customer service rep. Can someone let me know the best way to do this and what to back up? I may possibly need some instructions as well. Thanks very much!

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Do you have a CD burner? You can easily back up files there, especially if you have software to do so. Most computers come with something like Sonic or Nero and you need to back up any data that you do not want to use. This includes things like word processor files, pictures, bookmarks, address books, music, emails, and anything else you do not want to lose.

Although others use fancy backup programs, I simply copy the files to a CD. Of course, I keep my PC organized so that I know where everything is. Most people put things in My Documents and its subfolders, and that's a good place to start.

But how you do it depends entirely on what you're using.

For bookmarks, you would export your bookmarks from Internet Explorer, if that's what you're using. Export them to My Documents. If you're using Firefox, you'd start by clicking on "bookmarks," then click "manage bookmarks." Then go to "File" and "Export."

You may have to practice this. We can give you better information if we know what programs you've got and what you're using. For instance: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Netscape or something else? Outlook Express or Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird or Eudora or something else? Nero or Sonic or something else? . . . and so on.

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I also have a question regarding backups (hope it's ok--didn't think it warrented a new thread):
How can I run a weekly backup program which deletes the previous backup and replaces it with the most current?
For example, I want to backup my documents. Now, I do not want the latest versions/changes to be backed up in individual ZIP files on my drive organized by date, type, etc. I want the latest versions to overwrite the original versions in the first backup. Also, I want any new documents to be added to the original ZIP file and not a new one. It is annoying to have five ZIP folders that merely have two or three new files in them, then having to manually add them to the original ZIP folder.
As I am an audiophile (self-proclaimed, of course ;) ), I add gigs of music every week. I'd like all the new music to be backed up in the same ZIP folder as the rest of my music, not in newly created ones. Is this at all possible? I suppose I could simply rewrite the entire ZIP folder once again, but that will be at least 80 gigs written/week when it makes more sense to just add the two or three new files. And sometimes I'm adding new music from an artist I already have, thus leaving me the only option to open the original ZIP, find the artist, open that folder, then add a particular album. It's painstaking and a problem for which I have yet to find a solution in a backup program.
Any help? Thanks!

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Is there really no program?

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Hi,

I just ran into this issue: I'm using GFI Backup 2009 home edition and I had to restore an .xls file created in OpenOffice.
To my surprise the last backup, done yesterday w/o errors, holds a copy that is 5 days old... It would appear that as the file had been in use and locked the program kept backing up a pre-locking version.

Is that possible? Is that the way vss is supposed to work? (if it doesn't seem very useful...)

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