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Copy or backup


fifty-and-some

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What is the difference between backup & copy for backing up programs?

Say with Microsoft Office 2007 can I just copy it to an external hard disk, or burn to a DVD?

If I copy and need to copy back or back up and restore does it recognise the computer it’s going to, or does this count as 2 of three downloads?

If backup program is required, any recommendations please.

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Housten

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My apologies fifty-and-some, I assure you I am not trying to muscle in or hi-jack your post, it is something robinofloxley has posted.

robinofloxley you stated in the third post above to 'You can make sure by enabling in Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View.' Reading your post I realised that you were suggesting something that was eminently sensible. And then I ran ino a problem when I opened 'Windows Exporer'. No 'Tools'!! So do you - or does anyone else - know of a way for me to get 'Tools' showing in 'Windows Explorer'.

All help gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance.

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finerty

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ok if you c: to disc what type of disc did you use, cd-r or cd-rw. CD-R you can write to the disc but cant copy from that disc.

CD-RW allows you to copy to the disc and retrieve the data from that disc.

Like Lovtic i to use Acronis you can buy it from amazon and back up the operating system and files to an external disc. This comes in handy, if the computer was damaged from water or other accident and i couldn't access the hard drive from the computer, but get another computer and install acronis then i can access the data saved on the external hardrive.

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robinofloxley

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Windows Explorer > Organize > Layout > Menu Bar

Or just press the Alt key

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Housten

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robinofloxley,

Many thanks for that. What I don't understand is that I have already - at some point - ticked/unticked some sections, so I obviously had it there before. I haven't changed anything - but something I have done/not done has caused the change. I find this a little worrying, and I will proably finish up asking you again, should the menu bar disappear!! My memory is disappearing so if there are things I need to change the chances are I will have to ask someone.

In the meantime, robinofloxley, many, many thanks for your kindness in helping me.

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