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How to create a backup


ponytail

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On browsing through a computer magazine it days you should backup what is on your C driveand anything else you cannot afford to lose.Can I do this by copy and paste copying what is on the C drive and pasting it onto my external drive.I already have some important documents on my external drive.Can someone advise as have not done this before.

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Nontek

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The best/easiest way to create backups is to use Acronis or similar, saving the backups to your external drive. Cost about £20 'ish and worth every penny. Just Google - Acronis.

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Marg7

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You have the option to either use a program like Acronis. I've used other backup software, which can up your entire drive, partition or selected folders and compresses it into a single archive. You would then need that program to access your files within the archive. I don't know if Acronis works like that.

The other option is to copy and paste them to your external drive, which you have mentioned. This means the files are easily readable and accessible and you have them in 2 locations in case of hard drive failure or windows problems. You can additionally copy anything you definitely wouldn't want to lose to DVD. This is the method I've used for years.

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