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What "third party" backup & restore program do YOU use???

by M30rten / May 16, 2006 4:57 AM PDT

Hi Gang!
Well, I learned something else about Windoze ME that I wasn't aware of!
Previously, I had no good reason to try and backup the softare on my notebook, but now, since MicroSoft is dropping support entirely for Windoze 98SE and Windoze ME next month, I decided to migrate to XP, which I have been resisting for a long time.
Looked all over the installed programs, couldn't find the backup program on my notebook.
Went to MicroSoft website, and found the note that, because of problems, MicroSoft didn't include the backup utility with ME, and that they recommended that I obtain one from a third party vendor.

Okay...as ignorant as I am, I haven't the foggiest notion on what to buy!!

Can someone recommend a third party marketer of a Backup and Restore utility???

Ol' Ray - "The Ignorant RedNeck"

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Depends.
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2006 6:30 AM PDT

If you've got all your files neatly organised (in My Documents for example), and no folder is more than 8 Gb, use any burning program to burn complete folders to a dual-layer rewriteable DVD. 4 Gb = single layer DVD (or more folders on a double layer). 700 Mb = CD.
For restore use Windows Explorer.

You can consider to use xcopy *.* /m /s in a batch file to a second hard disk (or USB-key, or external hard disk) in between your periodic burning. Than you have a, say, monthly backup to DVD (store them offsite!) and a daily very fast backup for the changes of the day.

Fast and simple.

Kees

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Fast and simple...
by M30rten / May 16, 2006 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Depends.

Hi Kees!

Quoting begins:

Fast and simple.

Kees

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Thanks so much! That's the way that the ol' "RedNeck" likes it!!!
Thanks again!

Ol' Ray - "The Ignorant RedNeck"

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