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Backup whoas!

by eggy / October 29, 2004 1:44 PM PDT

I can't find backup anywhere on my WinMe PC,3yrs never ran backup-Help.

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Re: Backup whoas!
by Stan Chambers / October 29, 2004 4:13 PM PDT
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Eggy, back up is not a program on your computer. Back up is copying your files from your hard drive to some other form of storage, in case the hard drive fails.
I burn them to a cdr. Documents, mp3s, photos, or any other files that you don't won't to lose.
If you have a cd burner, you can burn your files to a data cd. Then you'll be able to copy them from the cd back to your computer or another computer, if needed.

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Re: Backup whoas!
by eggy / October 29, 2004 11:43 PM PDT
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I got a zip drive & cdr in puter,which to use,type of discs, walk thru- eggy

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Re: Backup whoas!
by Stan Chambers / October 30, 2004 1:34 AM PDT
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That zip drive should work just fine. Most zip disk won't hold as much data as a cdr, but it will do the job. A 250 mb zip disk can hold 70 to 100 MP3 files.
Do you know how to use the zip drive? If so, place a formated zip disk in the zip drive and copy any files that you want to save, to the disk. That's all there is to it. If you lose data from the hard drive at some point, you can pull out the zip disk with the data and copy it back to your hard drive.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Backup whoas!
by eggy / November 8, 2004 8:22 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Backup whoas!

Thanx 4 input Ernie,what about those USB 1GB devices out there?

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Re: Backup whoas!
by Stan Chambers / December 1, 2004 12:55 PM PST
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They are designed for temporary storage and transferring files. Could get expensive for use as back up. Cdr's are much less expensive, and one cdr will hold 700 MB.

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