Backup of user files with password applied


  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 32bit
       #1

    Backup of user files with password applied


    Hi.
    I have two users on my PC, each with a password for their account.
    One is an administrative account and the other limited.

    I have backed up data from the users files by dragging and dropping on my external HDD.
    If I perform a clean install of windows 7, will I be able to access the files on the external HDD and copy them to my internal HDD, or would the user's login password prevent this?

    Regards
    Chris
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  2. Posts : 2,573
    Win7 Ultimate X64
       #2

    account passwords wont carry over with a simple drag and drop so no you wont need passwords
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  3. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Pauly said:
    account passwords wont carry over with a simple drag and drop so no you wont need passwords
    Excellent, that makes it a lot easier for the re-install.
    Thanks
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