thanks for the reply. As you may noticed i am a novice of pc and software, i dont have even the bacis knowlege, therefor my great mistakes on how to do things. Yep thats right 70h it took for the backup..
the reason why im doing a backup is because im resulting to a format of the c drive,where all the programs, users,downloads etc etc were stored. my c drive was 280GB in total(just the files and programs i was interested in keeping),all the rest id just delete when the time comes.
what id like to know is,this VHD file containing my files and programs,is it safe to keep in my external hard drive?
the link you sent me,will this take another 70h to uncompress that VHD file?or by following the steps,the folders appear as in a normal hard drive ie: music,images,programs, etc etc?
thank you again.