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Windows 7: Is it safer to put my data in c: drive?

30 Sep 2009   #21
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

One thing I havent seen and it is OT but if the OP is that concerned with his data he should a lso discuss a strategy for backing up the data that works


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30 Sep 2009   #22
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yes I agree

My strategy is simple. Just copy my important files to an external drive.
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30 Sep 2009   #23
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
One thing I havent seen and it is OT but if the OP is that concerned with his data he should a lso discuss a strategy for backing up the data that works
I do have the habit of backing up my files regularly,but I also wanna keep my computer running smoothly and stably,rather than someday it gives me a black screen and say it can't boot,your drives are raw or unknown do you wanna format it now?... etc.Power on,do my things,that's it.Reinstall OS and programs,transfer the backup data copy to your harddrive....It's painful,at least for me.
So now I'm at the beginning of everything,a blank hdd,two new OS.I can still dump my files when the disk is still empty.I don't want to do that when it's full of data.I just wanna keep my computer running for years,unchanged,just like what I did with xp,until the next OS release,win 8 win 9 win what....
Thank you all for reading.
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30 Sep 2009   #24
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

justi, besides death and taxes, hardware failure is also pretty sure in life. They all have MTBFs and it is as bad as the worst component inside that unit. Therefore there are no guarantees you will operate your machine flawlessly for years to come, no matter where you place your partitions. I think you should worry about a good backup strategy, rather than where to place the files. Barman's post is the one to be followed.
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30 Sep 2009   #25
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Yes,I'm aware of that and not planning to use a hdd or other unit forever.I know someday I have to meet the failure and have to solve it,so I always make some backup.I never put all the eggs in a single hdd.
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30 Sep 2009   #26
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
I never put all the eggs in a single hdd.
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01 Oct 2009   #27
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

So everybody seems to give a "no" answer?
If it's pointless to put the data in 1st partition,I'm gonna leave it like this.
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01 Oct 2009   #28
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
So everybody seems to give a "no" answer?
If it's pointless to put the data in 1st partition,I'm gonna leave it like this.
The general consensus seems to be no, it won't help to move your partitions around. A good backup strategy is your best defense.
Leave the partitions as they are.
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01 Oct 2009   #29
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

There is an advantage about putting your OS in the first partition: if you want to enlarge it you don't have to move it around (as you would if it is the last). If you move your OS might recongnize it as a hardware change and you have to repair it. All of which may cause problems.
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01 Oct 2009   #30
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

You should assume that the hard drive will fail at some point, so there is no way to protect your data if its all on that drive somewhere, regardless of partitioning.

An easy free way to backup is to have all your data on e: and f:, where e: and f: are hard drives or external drives or a networked drives. Then make a file called backit.bat, put it on your desktop, and edit it using notepad such that it has two lines only:
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start /w robocopy \e\ \f\ /s /xo
start /w robocopy \f\ \e\ /s /xo
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This small batch file, anytime you click it, will cause drives e and f to syncronize files. It helps if you rename data files regularly so that you do not overwrite older files, if you want to keep older copies around.
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