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25 Jul 2010   #1
Maneki Neko

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 backup

Hi all,

I recently purchased a 64GB USB drive on which to backup my files. My questions are, do password-protected user accounts and MS Office 2007 files retain their password-protection when backed up to external storage? And, even if so, is there still good reason to encrypt the USB? I have TrueCrypt installed on my laptop and will get to grips with it if encryption is deemed worthwhile.

Thanks for your help. :)


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26 Jul 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Not sure, but bumping your thread since you asked nicely :) Someone will be along to help out.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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27 Jul 2010   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it was me, I would encrypt the drive, but just manually copy over my important files. I don't use any of the "My" locations to store my data. I keep it on a separate partition (D:\) in folders, such as Documents, Photos, Music, etc. You can use any number of free apps to keep those folders synced with your drive.
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