Whats the difference between a backup or easy file transfer?
Have to format the c drive on my laptop due to problems with Windows and I want to save all my documents, movies, pictures etc to the external hard drive. Is it best to to a backup or to use the Windows Easy File Transfer option and is there a difference between them? Thanks, Janice
Since you are just wanting to backup those files, I would recommend to just manually copy and paste the folders that the files are in to the external HDD. It will be a lot more reliable, and just as easy to copy the files from the external HDD back into the new installation.
Ok, Thanks Shaun. I have already done both but the backup said it did not copy all the files and wasn't sure how the easy transfer option worked as far as getting them back onto the computer. What do I do about the programs that have been downloaded? Do I have to transfer those over to the external HD as well?