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Backing up files using Robocopy

Q: Backing up files using Robocopy

The default copy switch of robocopy is /COPYAT if you don't specify any copy options. This is the code I'm using:

robocopy C:\ D:\Backup RAMDisk.img /copyall /R:5 /W:15 /V /log:\Users\Kevin\Desktop\robocopy_log.txt

The RAMDisk.img file that I'm copying is a compressed image file. Now with that syntax /COPYAT will be used which means that it will copy all attributes of that file. Whenever I run this, I successfully copy the file but it doesn't retain the compression attribute of that file.

What could be wrong with this? Both source and destination are NTFS-formatted.

A: Backing up files using Robocopy

Although compression is indicated via a file's attributes, I'm not sure if that particular property actually transfers with the copy, even with Robocopy. If you copy to a compressed folder (folder and contents) then I would think the copy would be compressed. And if that folder is not compreesed, files that are placed there will be uncompressed (even if you are copying a compressed file to that location).

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I have setup a bat file to copy my files to the linkstation. As Below:

Robocopy "C:\Users\User\Documents\Janine" "B:\Documents\Janine" /MIR /E /SEC

But when it gets to certain files it says access denied. How do I get it to copy these files with permissions...

A:How to Robocopy my files to Linkstation.

Hi,

Which file is causing issues?

Try this:


Code:
Robocopy C:\Users\User\Documents\Janine B:\Documents\Janine /MIR /E /COPYALL
Regards,
Golden

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Hi,

I'm new to using robocopy but I have used it for awhile with a couple of external drives to keep them in sync but using a simple command like:

robocopy g: f: /E /R:2

this copies everything from the g: drive to the f: drive including empty directories and tries 2 times for failures.

On my desktop which is a XP Pro machine as well, I've installed the Windows Resource Kit Tool which includes robocopy and am trying to do a similar thing to copy my "My Documents" directory on my c: drive to my k: drive which is an external drive on my mionet network. The copy does work fine but each time I run the robocopy command, a large number of the files get copied even though they haven't changed. I'm sure that I'm just missing something but I've tried adding things to the command line to not copy older files. Here's something that I have tried:

robocopy "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents" "K:\ImageThat\My Documents" /E /R:2 /XO /A-:A

each time that I execute this command, I get about 800 files that get copied and I don't understand why. Anyone see anything that I'm missing, or perhaps the way that I am understanding how robocopy works is the problem.

thanks in advance!
Bill

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Hi

I've just re-organised my hard drives and I've set up a batch routine to backup my files, using Robocopy.

However, as I swapped my drives around, I've copied in the wrong direction. Robocopy has consequently deleted entire folders of important data.

The data isn't in the recycle bin.

What should I do to try and recover the data?

Thanks

A:Used Robocopy and deleted my files - how can I recover them?

Is the partition unharmed and still visible in Explorer and Windows Disk Managment?

If it's unharmed, I'd consider PhotoRec or Recuva to recover the files. Both are free.

Ontrack Easy Recovery Professional is also said to be excellent, but I think you ultimately have to pay. Maybe $79?? It will show you the files it can recover, but won't let you actually recover them until you pay.

I'm assuming Robocopy doesn't have any type of "undo" capability.

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Hi, I just started using Robocopy to backup my files to my JBOD recently and I noticed that it does not copy anything in My Document folder. Here is the result log for Robocopy regarding the backup.





Quote:
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Total Copied Skipped Mismatch FAILED Extras
Dirs : 4287 0 4287 0 0 0
Files : 34164 22831 11333 0 0 0
Bytes : 107.783 g 90.408 g 17.375 g 0 0 0
Times : 20:32:46 2:02:26 0:00:00 0:15:26

Ended : Mon Sep 08 02:58:21 2014

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Even though it says that it copied 22831 files the destination folder says it has not been modified at all.

The strange thing is that when I was checking back on the progress in the cmd window, it showed that it was copying files. The problem is I have no idea where those files went, the files that were supposedly copied aren't there at all. Here is the script I used to back up my files.






Quote:
robocopy F:\Anime G:\Anime /mir /copyall /np /tee /mt /log:"C:\Users\C.C\Desktop\my_backup_log.txt"

robocopy "E:\Disk Backups" "G:\Disk Backups" /mir /copyall /np /tee /mt /log+:"C:\Users\C.C\Desktop\my_backup_log.txt"

robocopy E:\Downloads G:\Dow... Read more

A:Robocopy not copying My Document files

CC mate I don't understand the Robocopy stuff and personally I use the Macrium for back up / imaging it is free and so easy to use.
Just a suggestion to get you out of strife
Imaging with free Macrium

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hi,

I have a standard Windows 10 build and I'm using robocopy to backup my data to an external drive. The goal is just to capture all my data so if the PC fails/gets stolen etc. I can restore my data on to another PC.

I'm doing a backup of c:\users\ as this seems to capture all my data. Are there any other folders you think I should backup?

I've excluded the 'AppData' folder as this seems to have a lot of stuff which is not data. Is that OK or do you think that should be backed up? Are there any other folders you think I should skip?

Thank you very much for your comments.

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Our Windows 7 backup machine uses robocopy to differentially refresh a file server backup each evening. Unfortunately, users use Microsoft Outlook with PST files, which are locked by Outlook. I often noticed that when users had not closed Outlook by the
time the backup reached their PST file, robocopy failed to update the file.
I thought that was a non-issue since such cases only happen to about 2 users each day, but I had the surprise to discover that when robocopy fails to update, it deletes the outdated files (/MIR implies /purge).
Do others get the same result? If so, can this be avoided? I did not find any option to ignore locked files in the documentation. I suppose this would not happen without /purge, but /purge is somewhat necessary (a simple directory rename could otherwise
largely inflate space usage).

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I'm using robocopy (ver XP010) on a Windows XP laptop to copy user files to another drive for backup.

robocopy "c:\my documents" "Z:\myname\my documents" /XO /M /ZB /E /MIR /log:c:mylog.txt /TEE

It creates all of the directories and subdirectories but doesn't copy any of the files. The log shows no errors - total dirs 162 copies 162, total files 1458 skipped 1458.

To minimize variables I tried using a new usb external NTFS hard drive (Z) but it still skips all of the files. I've verified the permissions and owership of the files and everthing seems in order. The problem is limited to this computer, the other computers in the group are OK. Any suggestions?

I just found out that 2 of the 6 computers in this group fail so I will be compairing files and permissions etc. to see what the two failed ones have in common against the working ones.
 

A:Solved: Robocopy skips all files

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Hello all,

I need to robocopy many files which starts with the same name for Example (Ari, Arit, Ariel, Arik, Aris)
I tried robocopy source_file\ari*.* destination_file\ari*.* however it is nto working do someone can help with that.

Thanks Orfi

A:how to robocopy files with similar names

Hi,

Your syntax is a bit out. Try this:


Code:
robocopy E:\Test\ Ari* F:\Test\ /e /mir
Regards,
Golden

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Hi, we are migrating a very large amount of data and we are using robocopy. Everything seems to work fine but now we find  thousands of files having the time stamp reset to 1-1-1980.
After many many tests we now sure the the /B switch is causing this issue (in our case).

But we MUST use the /B switch. Otherwise we will have big problems with access denied errors. to user data.
Now my question is how to solve this issue and keep using the /B switch.
The cmd line we are using is:
robocopy "%source%" "%target%" /MIR /NODCOPY /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T /r:0 /w:0 /mt:32 /tee /v /fft /np /TIMFIX /xa:sh /xd $RECYCLE.BIN /log+:x:\mylogs\copylog.log
Please help!!!!
TIA!

win_builder

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Hi,
   I just run the robocopy with /purge  yesterday and connect few users to destination server. 
/PURGE :: delete dest files/dirs that no longer exist in source.
 i didn't realize the above and run again , thought of command will copy any changes to Destination.

 Now how do restore the delete files?
Also how do i run just to copy anything has changed in Source without deleting?
As 

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Hi all
I have just found Robocopy and it seems the perfect tool for what I am trying to do....
I make an incremental Backup on one of my PC's (Called Server-PC) every day using AOMEI backupper and I want to mirror that folder on my main PC I have been fiddling with Robocopy for hours now have Googled everything I can think of and can't find out what I am doing wrong.

First of all I Mapped my E:\ drive on My Main PC onto my Server-PC and called it Z:
Using this script --- robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "Z\ServerDriveCopy" /R:5 /s /purge /COPYALL as a test I Get
Source : D:AOMEI\
Destination : C:\Users\mike\Desktop\Z\ServerDriveCopy\

It starts and then says "There is not enough space on the disk" There is still 700gb empty on the disk! I have checked if Quota's have been enabled and they haven't so can't work this out!

I just found out there is a GUI for Robocopy so I tried that and made a slightly different script:
robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "Z:\ServerDriveCopy" /MIR /S /V /NP /Z /R:10 /W:30 (The only difference is the colon after Z !
and that goes MAD keeps repeating in the cmd window forever but no error message and no files get copied.

So I tried it without using the mapped drive which gives me :
robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "\\Main\e\ServerDriveCopy"
and that says "Access Denied" !
I can drag and drop files in explorer OK so I am stumped.

If any one can help I would be very grateful
Mike

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Started using robocopy to do my backups. In my command lines, i can specify directories on a external drive to backup to.Some directories show up and i see everything. My most important directory " my documents" DOESNT SHOW UP. I have confirmed a backup is occuring, via log file and properties on the backup folder. I edited it down to a backup of only that folder. Log file shows good, external drive shows the "backup" root directory and properties ( size, number of files) match log file. Open up the backup folder, NOTHING LISTED. I have to run the script as adminstrator , my user is admin also, but if i run it as myself, it cant access the folder. I think im dealing with a right issue, i have edited security on the external drive, even reformatted it , still nothing shows up.

A:Robocopy / view backed up files on external drive

Andy,

Please provide system specifications as per tutorial - this make it so much easier to help.

Regards,
Golden

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Last week I used a robocopy tutorial on this site to create a backup script, and it was working fine. Today I tried to run this script, inputting new destination information but leaving everything else the same, and now it is copying all of the folders, but none of the files.

It counts a total of 509 Dirs but 0 files--no skipped, no mismatch, no failed.

My syntax/options are as follows:
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Training_backup log.txt
pause

Does anyone see what might be causing this problem or have suggestions?

The source folder is directory:\folder and the destination folder is directory:\folder\subfolder\subfolder, if that matters.

A:Issue with Robocopy only copying folders, not files, in Windows 7

It should default to all files (*.*), but you could put the *.* in the command to see if it makes a difference.
i.e.
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" *.* /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt

If that doesn't work can you post the actual commands you are using, with the real folder names ?

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I want to copy the contents of pen drive to E drive. The pendrive drive is F. Now i want all the folders and files to have the same date it was as in the pen drive, when i stored .
Normally when i copy, all the files retain original date but folders get todate. Meaning less if date specific creation of folder is needed.
I heard that robocopy feature in command would give me a way to it. Reading in microsoft or in other forums, including in this forum would not solve my problem. as it is total technical in nature of using switches in command.
My specific need is date of the folders and folder in the pendrive F to be copied to E: in one new folder, say Eendrive copy .
Dcopy is one of the sub command. I want total command for this . There may be experts in this commands. Please let me know , how to accomplish this. The command help of microsoft only know to the tech experts, who knows all /\ switches. As a newbie to this subject, i do not know how to issue the command prompt command.

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Thanks in advance

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A:Backing Up Files

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Specs
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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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A:Backing Up Files

can you boot into safe mode?

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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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A:Backing up files to CD/DVD

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A:BACKING UP FILES

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

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A:backing up files

  
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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A:Need Help with backing up Files

  
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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Gina10
 

A:backing up files

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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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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Thanks!
 

A:Backing up files using Dos

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Thanks.

A:Backing up my files?

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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.
 

A:backing up files

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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A:Backing Up Files

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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.

A:Backing up my files

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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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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A:Backing up files.

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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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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A:Backing up Files

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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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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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!

A:Backing Up Files

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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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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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.
 

A:backing up .pst files

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

A:Backing up files

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

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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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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?
 

A:Backing up zip files

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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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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
 

A:Backing-up Just Files

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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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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.

A:Backing Up Files

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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can someone plz tell me how to back up files?
 

A:backing up files

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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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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I use an older copy of Roxio's GoBack (ver. 3.0) with a WindowsXP Professional installation - which has worked remarkably well for many years. Just periodically, I've noticed that GoBack will report that it cannot locate any System Safe Points. This hasn't been a critical problem so far, but I'm wondering whether it would be possible to periodically, simply make a back-up copy of whatever file(s) GoBack creates, which stores the most recent System Safe Points - and then if the actual restoration file(s) are somehow damaged, corrupted, folded, spindled, mutilated - or whatever, then the best prior back-up file(s) could be "restored" to the original file location manually.

Does this sound like a viable approach, and if so - can anyone confirm, suggest or hint at where/what file(s) GoBack would need. I've noted that in the root drive, GoBack seems to have placed one or maybe two files, gobackio.bin and hiberfil.sys. I assume these to be GoBack files, first because one says gobackio and the other because it's also pretty big (2-4GB). Any chance either of these may be all that I need to manually back-up?
 

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I have an external hard drive which I use to store my files on. It's had problems in the past so I bought another hard drive to use as a backup for these files. I wanted to use the briefcase feature in Windows to make a briefcase and store a copy of the files in the briefcase in my other hd and sync it as needed so that when I make changes to the original files (on my external) they will be copied to the files on my other hard drive.

I tried to make a briefcase on the new hard drive and copy my files to it, but the process would not go thru (I guess because the files are so large - over a terabyte in size), so then I copied the files to the hd and tried to cut and paste them into the briefcase. When I went to update the files as they had been modified in the external original files I got no results.

What am I doing wrong? Do you know how I can use the briefcase feature to do this. I really need to back up my files and want an easy way to do it successfully. Please help me out.

Thanks

A:Trouble backing up files

Info on Briefcase & file sync -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sing-Briefcase

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ommended-links

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...of-Sync-Center

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi!
I have managed to save (374) email (*dbx) files to a folder on my desktop. I can't figure out how to zip them so I can save them to a floppy. Actually, I am not sure I know how to do that either (sigh). I am reinstalling my OS due to a virus that cannot be removed and really need my email files. I store EVERYTHING there! Can someone tell me how to compress and save these files to disk or ?????
Thanks!
 

A:Need Help Backing Up *dbx Files To Floppy Please

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I've posted about my problem in the HiJack forum, in the mean time I want to prepare myself in case I just need to wipe my system. The majority of my files were already backed up on an external drive that was not connected to my PC at the time of infection. As for the remaining files I would like to try to save, can I burn those files to dvd's to save them? Can viruses move themselves to the disks without me knowing? Or any other suggested method of backing up would be appreciated. I'm primarily concerned about my photos in RAW canon format ".CR2" files.

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I am trying to get a backup of my computer. I recently had a problem with it and it has been restored to a good point. I would like to backup the computer as it is now on CD-RW. When I go to Accessories>System Tools, there is no back up listed. It has the disk cleaner and such but I do not have backup listed as an option. Any ideas? This may be a stupid question and forgive me if I am wasting your time. I will be out of town for a couple of days but will check back with any help you can give me. Thanks, as always.

A:Backing Up Computer Files

Give these a try and if you wish to use them please print the for reference.PC World = Ultimate Backup Guidehttp://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,101767,00.aspThe backup and recovery solution that awards 100% reliability and superior performance at a click of a button.http://www.backupanswers.com/freewinbackup/

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Hi,

I got this new laptop it is an hp 64 bit windows 7 premium. When ever you buy a laptop these days you need to back up the system files in case you need to restore the laptop. Can someone please tell me how to do that.

Thanks a bunch
 

A:Backing up system files.

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I am attempting to backup my files so i can format my computer and start over fresh. But, i need to know the proper way to go about backing up PROGRAMS. Do i just simply transfer program file folders onto my external drive, and then ransfer them back after the format?

and ALSO, is there any way i can format the comp without wiping the OS off? Because i cant seem to find my XP install disc.
 

A:Backing Up Program Files

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I hope this is the correct forum, and I realize the company that developed this application has long gone under, but I was hoping someone could shed light on this issue.

Long story short, I've done a couple stupid things leading to the loss of files that may be unrecoverable. I'm breaking it down as follows:

1) I used Windows Repair Installation to try to fix a system instability issue (yes, yes, I really should have known better... this is probably the biggest mistake I've made and I really don't recommend it to anyone).
2) It failed.
3) I ran a boot disk and used NTFSPRO to copy files from one NTFS drive to another.
4) I formatted the original drive, content with what I had backed up.
5) With a fresh Windows installation, I realize all the files I've copied are full of garbage.

Now, my question is, what caused NTFSPRO (or perhaps another step I took?) to corrupt all the files? As far as I can see the files retained all the correct filesizes, but translated into garbage code. Could the files be encrypted in some way, allowing for a 3rd party program to convert them back to full functionality? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Backing up files with NTFSPRO

We'll do a single bump...

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I have this terribly annoying problem where Windows 10 backup and file history do not backup every file on my WD network drive. I need it to be able to back up all files for instance whats in the document folder so I can access them when the pc is off via the network. No error messages, jusr when i view the backed up document folder 9 files are missing. Some word docs and pdfs even some pictures in the pictures file are missing.

A:Backup not backing up all files

Get yourself a clickfree drive automatic backup of all data simple plug and save.

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i installed Libra 0.9.2: Organize your books, movies, music and more in an efficient way. and added photo's of movies on it. then copied the file folder in programs files (x86) to a external drive thinking if i was to have to install this program at another time i could replace these in the program file folder under libra. well when i uninstalled the program a few nights ago and reinstalled it later all of my pictures reappeared as if i never uninstalled it .... where are those files still at (what folder) i need to save so i can complete my back up files. i'm using windows 7 .
 

A:having problems backing up files

They should be in the folder you saved them to. Aren't they there? Some programs store things in folders in Program Data which you'll need to have View Hidden Files on to see.
 

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Hi, I'll be installing windows 7 soon and want to back up my files. I'm wondering if I can get a new,blank hard drive and install onto that, and then put my old hard drive in as well, rather than taking the time to transfer all my stuff to the new drive. Will this work ok?
Thanks

A:Question about backing up files

Yes, it will work, but make sure you add the old HD after Windows 7 is installed & working OK.

or

If transfering from Win XP, download the update WET from here:
Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

Warning do not use the old Win XP Easy Transfer, will not work with Vista or Windowds 7.
Recovery WET IMG
How to extract files from MIG

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Good morning,

I would like to back up some files from my C drive to an external drive. When I use the "back up your computer" function that comes with Vista, it saves the file as compressed files so I have no idea what any of them are. This was so much easier in XP: highlight folder, click "move this folder" and then click where you wanted it to go. Is there a way to do this in Vista?

Thanks for your help...I hope I described my problem clearly enough

A:Backing up files questions

Hi timeless, and welcome to the Vista Forums

No problems understanding your question

you can add the Copy To and Move To options to your right click menu by following the tutorial here ...

Context Menu - Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER

Hope this helps

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Hello all, I am wondering how I should backup certain files on my computer. I want to backup documents, music, etc, but I don't want to backup the C: drive. How should I do this? Should I burn to a CD or copy the items to a Flash Drive?

Thanks for any help. Also If you suggest a CD, can you please recommend a free utility for that.

Thanks, Michael
 

A:Solved: Backing up Certain files

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I am going to be reformatting on my Laptop since SP1 will not install etc... The only things I really need are the documents and such. I was going to use Windows 7 Back-up to do so but I was wondering if there is an alternative besides going through each file and moving it/them to an external HDD?

I was going to make a system image just incase but I only have 300GB on my External HDD and my Laptop has a little less than 500GBs on it at the moment.

Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks

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Hello Lollies,

To be honest, for the best reliability, it would be best to just copy and paste the files you want to backup to the external HDD. This way you wouldn't have to worry about a failed, lost, or corrupted backup from some program or feature since it doesn't get any simpler than copy and paste to backup and to restore back.

If you have all of the documents in one folder, that would make it easier to just copy the folder instead of each file.

If not, then using the check box feature along with adding "Copy To Folder" and "Move To Folder" to the context menu can make selecting the files in a folder easier to backup.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Hard to explain but here goes.

When I am backing up my hard drive, I am aware that things are coming in - antivirus program updates and others.

How does this affect restore if I find it necessary?

Thought it would be better to ask now rather than when I really need it.

Thanks for reading and I appreciate any comments.

A:Backing up while other files are updating

Hey Joe,

As long as it doesn't restart the computer or explorer, it shouldn't be an issue. They just won't be included in the backup in progress.

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I want to back up my files and settings but when I start the back up wizard it tells me I need a floppy disc but I don,t have a floppy disc drive. Can I back up on a r/w cd ? I( am using XP)
 

A:backing up files and settings

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I am having a lot of trouble backing up my files such as digital pictures, word docs, etc. I need to do this before I start go through the cleaning process and possible reformat. I am using an external DVD burner since the tray on my PC's CD drive is broken. I am putting the files on DVD +R and the process goes fine except when I eject the disc and try on another PC the files are not there. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
 

A:I am having a lot of trouble backing up my files.

I`m not sure what the answer to that is. Therefore I have moved the last couple of posts in this thread, to a new thread entitled "I am having a lot of trouble backing up my files." in our Storage and networking forum.

Regards Howard
 

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Guys,

I am running windows XP.

Please could you tell me if it is possible to have 2 drives saving the same files simultaeneously. I have two pc's, we use one of the drives as a "shared drive". Last week the shared drive hard disk cooked and we lost everything.

Is there a way that when we use the "shared drive" it will automatically back the data up into the other pc, therby safe guarding the data onto a copmpletely seperate pc.

rgds
 

A:Backing up files to another drive

"Cobian Backup," which is free, may be able to do this. I know it can do scheduled backups, full or just updates.

{redoak}
 

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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...)

TIA
 

A:vss backing old version of files?

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Alright well I have a question and I had no idea what to put for the title. It is about backing up my files though, don't worry

I was wondering, would I be able to back up my whole computer or most of the stuff that is on there with an extra hard drive and then if I delete Windos Vista from my computer and instead install XP, would I be able to take the backed up files from my other Hard Drive and put them back on my original Hard Drive?

Hopefully that's not too confusing. I just want to know that so I know if I should do this or not. I don't want to have to re download everything, lol.
 

A:Question About Backing Up My Files

Just the personal data files can come back over once you've upgraded to XP. All the personal accounts and programs that use the data have to be installed anew so they integrate properly with the new installation. You will also need XP drivers instead of Vista drivers for all the hardware so before the move is made, they should be researched, found, gathered and be ready to install when the time comes.
 

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ok guys heres the deal.
i want to do a complaete reinstall of my operating system
i obviouslly dont want toolose any of the programmes installed on pc
how do i just back up the programmes and nothing else
so i can have a brand new installation of operating system and then reinstall certain progs back on pc.
thanks in advance

A:help backing up programme files only plz

I WinZip them and put them all in a folder then burn the contents of the folder to a cd-r.

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I am using the Vista backup and restore center to save files to a TB Western Digital hardrive using a Black X. Whenever the backup starts it gets almost halfway through until it stops and says " The backup did not complete successfully." And displays error code (0x80070005) "Access Is Denied."
I have tried to backup the computer several times and this is always the result.

A:Trouble Backing Up Files

What are you trying to backup?
If the files are in use when the backup runs - you'll always get an access denied error.

For example, if you try to backup the current user's folder in the Users sub-directory, you'll get this error because the profile is loaded in Windows.

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If you have a drive that backs up your files that doesn't prevent you from losing files that were messed with due to a virus and that were backed up, right? For instance, my father has a back up drive and got the Cryptolocker virus which encrypts your files. If his drive backed up files that were encrypted then that back up drive does him no good then, yes? (Luckily, he had unplugged the power to his back-up and forgot to turn it back on for the last 6 months so I was able to retrieve his files.)

Thanks,

VFN

A:Backing Up Virused Files

Yes that's right and he's lucky he's got you to sort things out.

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Alright, what are the important files? (Picture a small, stupid child, although I am 59 with a Master's Degree in Librarianship. Also redheaded, busty, wealthy, and wild. No, I lied. Small, stupid, child.)

I can understand backing up all my 'My documents'.
What about all the adjustments, choices, changes that I've made over the years that various computer software has prompted me to do? Such as my choices for my nVIDIA graphics card? My choices for AVG Internet Security? And so on?

What are the important files?

Thank you.
 

A:Backing up important files: Which ones?

The very best idea is to back up everything. You will need some place to do that, so a second hard drive or an external hard drive.

Then, you make an "image" of the entire hard drive. When it fails, you can then restore Windows, all your programs, settings, and everything else. You can also recover copies of files from the image without restoring the whole thing to a drive.

Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving):

Paragon Backup & Recovery
Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Easeus Todo Backup
Redo Backup & Recovery (Boot CD)
Comodo Time Machine (Complete system, files, programs, and settings restoration, but not "bare-metal" for failed drive)
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost) (Boot CD with option Clam Antivirus)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla

There are also many commercial products with more features.

Otherwise, it is very hard to say. If you don't back up everything, you will always miss something that you wish you had kept. But saving everything in Docs will at least save all your personal files.
 

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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!

A:Question About Backing Up Files

Is there really no program?

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum but you know how you can only put small amounts of music onto a CD? (Isn't it because of Copyright and piracy?)

So how do I go about backing up my music files if I can only use about 1/10 of the CD's space for music files? Do I have to use 63 blank CDs to backup my music or is there another cheaper more efficient way?

Thanks peeps
 

A:Backing up music files

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I want to make a duplicate of all data stored on my hard drive in case of failure. I have read that in order to do this I need an XP-CD ROM which -as my PC came with XP preloaded, I don't have although I do have some sort of recovery disc (my PC is made by MESH)

Is there any other means that I can use to carry out this task? I already have a copy of 'My Documents' saved on CD plus all my bookmarks. Is this enough?

I have also read that I should make a copy of my registry in case of problems. Is this necessary?

I have SP2 installed.

Thanks
jampot
 

A:Backing up files and folders in XP

I assume you are referring to XPs backup program which is not installed by default. It should still be there, but in the XP install cache files on the hard drive, these are placed in different locations depending on the whim of the computer manufacturer so without any knowledge of that, its not easy to advise.

But basically, if all your data is in the "my documents" area, that is all you would need to backup.

If you prudently backup all such data that is important in this manner, then a registry backup is less important as you could just reinstall Windows in such an event.

Backing up a registry is of little value if any cahnges occur (such as additional software etc) as the registry would be wrong and restoring it could just cause further problems. Rely on XP's "system restore" instead, it performs a similar but well behaved function.
 

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I am getting ready to install SP2 on my P4 system. I keep all my program files on my 40G C drive. I recently got a 160G drive, which I partitioned into an F and G drive. I copied all the program files onto the F drive in the event that the C drive crashes and I keep all of my documents, music, video etc. on the G drive. Is it necessary for me to still back up files?
 

A:Backing up Files before installing SP2

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Hello,
I have some mpeg and windows media video files that I want to delete from my computer but save on cd. I have Nero 7, so I was thinking I could make a data cd. I'm wondering if this will diminish video quality though, if it does I could use Nero recode?

All help is much appreciated!

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Backing up video files

If you burn them as data there won't be any loss in quality, it's a duplicate of the file you have on your computer. Loss in quality happens when you convert or transcode them like Recode does.
 

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I have a HP SimpleSave external hard drive that I use to backup my laptop and desktop.  I recently lost all my Firefox bookmarks after I upgraded to win 10 and then went back to win 8.  Where can I find the backup path that has my firefox bookmarks in the previous backup that I created? 

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hi, im going to reinstall xp on someones computer but there son doesn't want to lose his progress in the games is there any way to take the game files and levels over to the new version of xp.
 

A:Solved: Backing up Game files

every game stores it's saev files differently. Most older games files will be in the installatoin directory, many newer games date will be the documents and settings. Just look for folders about save games, save data, or user files.
 

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Which batch command and switch should I use to backup a new file with a old (sometimes very old) Date Modified date in a way that avoids backing up files unnecessarily? I've been using xcopy with the /D switch in my backup.bat and just noticed it's missing my new files that have the old dates.

A:backing up new files with old modified dates

Take a look into Robocopy, I think you'll find it much more robust than xcopy to do what you are trying.

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tried to copy files from Programs and Documents from my C-drive to the D-drive. Stopped copying because filename was too long.

I asked a friend if a software backup program would also stop because of this and was told yes. So a 2-part question.

1) Surely this isn't a Windows OS file?
2) How do I transfer such files?

I was wondering if these files are in the InstallShield Installation Information folder as all files in it seem to have very long names.

A:Backing up files with loooong names.

Where did the junk at the bottom of my post come from?

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Using the back up wizard in Microsoft windows 98, When i back up my documents files and send them to my my disk, like they say, and when i open them in my disk, I have the whole backup start program, not just the individual files. Any one know how to do this ? Thanks
 

A:Backing files up in Windows 98 Microsoft

MS Backup will save as a single file. You have to use MS Backup/Restore to replace the files.
 

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Hi, if I'm going to reset Windows 10 and I select "Remove everything", would copying all my files, apps and games to an external HDD and moving them back to my desktop's SSD be an issue? As opposed to reinstalling everything again. Thanks.

A:Reset Windows (Backing Up Files)

Welcome to the forum. You can copy docs,photos etc but you will have to reinstall all software

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I have been complaining about my 64 bit Windows for 2 years now. I have lots of software that won't work, including my brand new camera software. I JUST found a cd with my original computer paperwork that I can use to install 32 bit!

But I need to understand the back up thing better. I am to create an application and driver recovery disc. What type of things will go on there? Is this applications that came with my computer or things I've added myself? Will all the things that came with my computer still be there on the new 32 bit OS, or do I have to back that up, too?
How do I know WHAT to put on the application and driver recovery disk?

And....I am to back up personal files. Does this mean just files or programs, too? For example, Final Media Player...it's not a file, but it's a program. Do I back this type of stuff up, too? How do I go about deciding what to back up?

Also, along those lines......would it not be a wise idea to go through all my files and get rid of things I don't need before I do any of this.....so I don't bring things I need to the new OS? For example, I have lots of documents that automatically download to my computer when I click on an e-mail attachment....picures, etc. This would take forever as they are scattered here and there in my documents. Or is there a way to just save those things you do want when backing up...rather than just the whole "my documents" folder, etc.

Thanks in advance
Dee

A:Backing up applications and files for switch to 32 bit

I went ahead and did the application and driver recovery disc thing. It made 4 discs....but I have no idea what it put on them?

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I have to recover my friends computer. he has extensive programming in the speech recognition in windows xp and I want to know if there is any way I can back that programming up?

A:Backing up Speech recognition files

an external hard drive would be a good way

check here --

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1828384

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My computers keeps crashing when I try to boot up in normal Windows mode. It only works in Safe Mode. The problem is, in safe mode, the USB ports do not work, nor does the disc burner. I have pictures and music files I need to back up onto an external hard drive. However, the external hard drive connects through a USB port.

Any advice as to how I can backup my files on to the external hard drive in safe mode?

Thanks.

A:Need help backing up files in safe mode

Take the hard drive out of the computer and mount it in an external enclosure. Attach it to a working computer by USB cord and copy out what you need.

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I can't load Windows XP, so I need to back up my documents and reinstall. Is there a program that can back up an entire folder (from an NTFS filesystem) to a CD or USB device, WITHOUT having to load Windows?

The Windows Recovery Console is no good; it doesnt support wilcard or whole directory copies

Any help is greatly appreciated
 

A:Backing up files without loading windows?

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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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Hello,currently my computer readsOS 137 free of 449GBHP recovery (D 2.07GB free of 16.5GBMyBook (f 0 3.41TB free of 3.63TB My question is are my files and pictures safe on this computer already or do I need to "store and back up) to the MyBook (f external HD (two attemps to backup and restore have failed) I forgot how I set up this computer from time of purchase.  I don't know where my "one-time" backup disk is?  Could it be on this computer and should I put it all on the new external MyBook (f:0 external HD? I need all these files and pictures in a safe place!PS: I do not want to use the cloud! Any and all help with complete step by step  instructions for dummys like me (or videos) would be most appreciated! Thanks!

A:backing up and saving all my files... i'm clueless!

I just noticed that my colons appeared as smiley faces!!!  funny ! f ( : )D ( : ) is what I meant to type!

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