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Windows 7: ? about choosing which files/folders to back up

08 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
? about choosing which files/folders to back up

If I am pretty sure that my documents and such have been stored where they're supposed to be, would backing up C:\Users\Username take care of backing up everything I need if my system crashed? I'm not concerned about where software is installed, but I don't want to miss any data files from the programs I use.

I hope this makes sense.


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08 Jan 2013   #2

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If you're not 100% sure where all of your data files are located, rather than backing up individual files and folders and possibly missing something important, why not do a system image of the entire hard drive? You could use the native Windows 7 imaging tool or another free product like Macrium, Paragon, or EaseUS Todo to name just a few.



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08 Jan 2013   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

If you back up C:\Users\yourusername here is what you will have:

Name:  users.JPG
Views: 5
Size:  30.6 KB

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