You have 587 gigabytes of used space in C drive. Would it be right on my part to assume that you save all your documents, pictures, movies and music in the My Documents Folder on this drive?
If yes then you might perhaps consider making your external drive F your My Documents Folder and shifting the contents of the my Documents Folder in C Drive to this location. This would make your C Drive used space smaller and easier to image. More importantly it shall ensure that no matter what happens to C, the contents of the external drive shall remain safe. The way to do it can be learnt at User Folders - Change Default Location
The smaller image of C drive that shall be created after shifting the location of My Documents can be stored in a sub-folder in My Documents named "Disk Image" and when required restored from there.
Hopefully this is of help in organizing your files and images better.
Quote: Originally Posted by killinchy
My C: drive is 700GB of which 587 GB are used.
I've read the tutorials and stuff on how to do things, but I need to know what to do. My goal is simple: If C: goes bye bye, I can get back to where I was by mounting (if that is the right word) the image.
I saw, Wanchoo, you posted that you make only images (it was in a conversation started by 'Silkcat' at the bottom of this page. Is that a good plan for me?