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User Info: AJnol

AJnol
4 years ago#1
What's the best way to backup your files? Do you use a program or just copy and paste the most important files on your hard drive/ssd?

User Info: Davel23

Davel23
4 years ago#2
Windows Easy Transfer.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 years ago#3
^Probably the simplest way to swing it. Personally I just do a rsync copy of my home directories to a network drive but that's not as friendly
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User Info: claytonbuckley

claytonbuckley
4 years ago#4
i have an SSD and a HDD, like alot of people. So i just put stuff on the HDD and reinstall windows on the SSD.
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User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
4 years ago#5
I just copy my documents and pictures folder. Everything else I can just redownload.
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User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
4 years ago#6
Aside from transferring drivers, music, and important documents (by putting the files on a different drive or on my home server), I usually just start over.
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User Info: Jrambharose

Jrambharose
4 years ago#7
I use Acronis True image to make backups.
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User Info: lost_within

lost_within
4 years ago#8
Jrambharose posted...
I use Acronis True image to make backups.


This, but I use Windows built in imaging tool...
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