Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
For simply copying entire folders of all types from C onto the external drive I have to agree with logicearth about running into immediate problems of all sorts. Think back to how you would save files and data out of the Windows.old folder to get an idea of what you would be able to save.
There are no problems with this... I've been doing it like this for years. The only files which I am going to "harvest" out of the backed up folder are OS agnostic files like .cfg's. I don't even know what a Windows.old folder is... I'm guessing it's something that comes from doing a Windows "upgrade"... but I always format and do clean installs.