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Windows 7: File Backup

12 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Windows 7 has the ability to create "Live" disk, it works like a file system, slowly add and delete files on Discs.
No third-party software required. Take advantage of Vista's Live File System optical disc format | Microsoft Windows |

Or: Burn a CD or DVD in Windows Explorer
  1. Insert a writable disc, such as a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW disc, into your computer's CD, DVD, or Blu‑ray Disc burner.
  2. In the AutoPlay dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc using Windows Explorer.
    If the AutoPlay dialog box doesn't appear, click the Start button , click Computer, and then double-click your disc burner.
  3. In the Burn a Disc dialog box, type a name for this disc in the Disc title box, click Like a USB flash drive, and then click Next.
    This is the option for burning a disc that uses the Live File System disc format. It might take several minutes for the disc to be formatted. When the formatting is complete, an empty disc folder opens.
  4. Open the folder that contains the files you want to burn, and then drag the files into the empty disc folder.
    To select more than one item, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click the files you want to burn.
    As you drag files into the disc folder, they are copied automatically to the disc.

    You can copy files (or entire folders) to the disc folder by dragging them to the disc icon or to an open disc folder
  5. After copying the files and folders, you might need to close the disc session. For more information, see Close or finalize a CD or DVD.

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13 Aug 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aran Taylor View Post
I would use an external HD but i had 2 of them and both broke causing me too lose a lot of data. So i tend to use discs more =/
Backup media can always be destroyed. You will far fewer problems doing that which the majority of us do and use an external disk for your backups.
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13 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 64-bit

@ logicearth

Thanks for the info, ill give that ago as well,

Is there anyway to password protect the folders without having to use winrar or anyother program like that ?

Thanks again.
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