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14 Jun 2011   #21
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

Can you go through this step by step. This sounds like a supposedly easy job getting more complicated !


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14 Jun 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For more detailed steps, see the links at: Backup

To get to Desktop in your last screenshot, you would click on the + sign to expand the Acer C: drive under Computer, then continue expanding until you see your C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop folder so you could check the Desktop folder.

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14 Jun 2011   #23
ukthesis

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This is confusing: "For the Desktop, you would need to manually navigate (expand) there under Computer to C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop in your bottom screenshot." I know almost nothing about the technicalities (less than you must imagine) but I am persevering. If you can supply screen shots to show me EXACTLY what you mean, that will be best. Alternatively, which screen shots do you want me to display to you can show me clearly what you mean? I want to get this resolved asap and I need it going through in clear and very simple steps.
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14 Jun 2011   #24
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Keep clicking on the + expand symbol and it will fan out to the folder you want.
See here I place a folder called "Utility Plans" on my desktop to demonstrate.
See the red circled folder - this gets ticked to include.
Backup-backup4.jpg


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15 Jun 2011   #25
ukthesis

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When you say that. I have clicked but the folder title doesn't seem to be there. Here is another screen shot. The folder is labelled as All Files and Folder on desktop. Which of these would it be in? I've gone through these before.


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15 Jun 2011   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Now that you have expanded Computer by clicking on the + sign, scroll down and repeat the for each folder in the path below until you do see the Desktop folder. When you see the Desktop Folder, check it.

Users\(your user account's name)

Backup-desktop.jpg


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15 Jun 2011   #27
ukthesis

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No, I still can't find that specific one even when they're expanded
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15 Jun 2011   #28
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You will find a folder called
>Users
then under that you will find names of each user account say Fred
>Users
.......>Fred
................
..............>Desktop
.........................>a folder on the desktop

Every account has a desktop which is the visible kind of folder that you normally see along with a bunch of shortcuts and subfolders if you have them. You have one of these folders which I have called "a folder on the desktop". The Desktop folder will let you expand it if you have such a folder and then you simply select it.
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15 Jun 2011   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ukthesis,

Please do not take this wrong or be offended, but do you have someone/friend that has a bit more knowledge about computers that could come over and help guide you along with this? We would like to be able to help you more on this and solve your issue, but since you do not seem to understand, it may make it easier to help you with a friend at your side to help with what we are trying to show you.

Could you post a screenshot of the expanded area where your user accoun'ts Desktop folder is suppose to be like in my screenshot above?
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15 Jun 2011   #30
ukthesis

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Not offended at all. I am not well up on this stuff but my friends are even less so. I suspect they wouldn't have even persevered this far and would probably have given up by now. Will carry on though.
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