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babyfaceassassin

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ive been reading about troubleshooting pc for quite sometime now. whenever i read about hard drive going to fail they always suggest to backup the files before it could completely stop working. i know about backing the whole pc including the windows. is there a way to backup just the files,program and drivers without backing up the windows?? and 1 more question if i just need to backup just the files whats the best way to back it up all without missing any files??? should i go to all users folder and backup all the files there and that would backup all the files in the pc??? advance thanks for helping
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backing up your files usually means backing up any files that cannot be obtained from anywhere else. That's files like music, documents, pictures, videos etc., (ie files that you or any other user has created or saved from the internet).

Drivers don't come under that category since they can be obtained from your PC or motherboard manufacturer's websites, or from the device manufacturer's website.

So log on to your user account & back up everything in "My Documents" which is where all your files should be unless you saved them somewhere else.
(It's always best to save all your user files in "My Documents" so you know where to find them and it makes backing up much easier).

Repeat for each user account by logging in to each user account in turn and backing up all files in "My Documents".

backups from each user account should be saved in a separate folder labelled with that user's name.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 26 March 2011 - 04:20 AM.

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hi philipcorcoran and thanks for a speedy reply. if i got 3 user account i should log in on all those accounts and backup my documents?? is it possible that i can just login on as administrator and backup "my documents" of my 3 user account??
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