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Windows 7: Creating a backup or just dragging files?


09 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 
Creating a backup or just dragging files?

Hey guys, I am going to perform a clean install on my computer.
I have two drives, and I will store my files in my second drive which has no system files.

Would it be better if I drag my documents/installer .exe's and download into the other drive before I perform clean install, or should I create a backup?

When I created a backup, and then extracted the files created to check the integrity a lot of errors poped up and plenty of the files that were backed up were not recoverable, so that is a bit scary to me because they might not work on my new install.

Could I just drag/copy and drop/paste my main documents into the new drive without problems?

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09 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Erick,

If that's all you need to back up, then yes it would be best to just copy/paste (drag/drop) them to the other drive. This method is a lot more reliable.
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Erick,

If that's all you need to back up, then yes it would be best to just copy/paste (drag/drop) them to the other drive. This method is a lot more reliable.
Thanks c:

I got incredibly worried when the extraction of the files was throwing out a lot of errors and files were not properly extracted. I guess I needed a simpler backup of the backup heh.
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09 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, yeah simpler is always better.
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