are very important.
I plead guilty in not staying up on backups. I have several of the thumb drives. I invested in an external drive. (DATA TO GO) from Staples. It uses high speed USB 2.0 max transfer rate of 480mp/s I went to windows and was reading about the automatic backups for VISTA home premium 32-bit. My computer is a WIN 7 home premium 64-bit. I have music and all my documents stored on it. But the only way I knew for transferring copies from my pc to the port HD is the way I have used the thumb drive, drage and drop. I am understanding from being more diligent in reading up on this is that the thumb drives are effecient in taking files "on the go" not really a good way to store? There is the question of life and how long they last. Getting back to the "how to" in taking advantage of the auto backups on VISTA, and WIN 7. I get how to go to that by way of control panel for setting auto settings. I think i'm understanding that for auto to function I would have to have a disk always in place for the scheduled backup. the disk OR portable HD would have to be hooked up to provide the destination point of these backups. I guess the main point I need to understand is setting the destination point for files to go to. NOTE: The VISTA is used for a constant adding of documents. So back up is definitely critical on that pc.. I just have music and some docs I have saved on the port. HD. I'm not adding that often. Please help with this!!! And thanks imgrateful_1 always.