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Windows 7: Separating important from misc. items in My Docs?

04 Nov 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Separating important from misc. items in My Docs?

I'm not good at putting in writing what's spinning around in my head so please bear with me.

I hope to be able to do a back up soon (never have) but need to know how to separate the misc.,(not so important) from the 'don't want to lose',important items that are listed in My Documents. I have no idea why some are there, seems like in XP, only important items were placed there.

I'm sure it's me, I've done a lousy job of maintaining this Win.7 PC, just jumped in & started using it as best I could without really understanding the diff. from having used XP for years.


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04 Nov 2013   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would backup all the data since you can probably not tell what's important and what is not. It just takes a bit of cheap backup storage.
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04 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Once you have it all backed up, then you can try organizing it. How depends on what you have and if you can decide what is important.

I use multiple folders under Documents and keep related stuff in a single folder. Makes it easier to find it later on.
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