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Hi,

 

Tried doing that, saved them to a portable hard drive.

 

Seemed to work OK but looks like it's saved them the same way as last time.

 

It saved to a folder (first pic 1739) then when I open it it's saved like second pic! (1738)

 

Thanks

John

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Thanks for the update.

Phillpower2 is offline at the moment, will PM him and ask if that is the normal save.


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Take a look at the blog here to see if it helps any.

 

NB: Don`t forget to use the appropriate drive letter for your external device and not C:


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Do I do this on my portable drive where the back up is?


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I would do it on the C: first to test and then your external device.


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Should I copy from the external device to the C ?


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Just read back over the thread and realised that I had the wrong end of the stick as to what you wanted to back up  :(

 

As you only want to back up your family pictures I suggest that you do away with what is on the portable drive and then drag and drop your pictures from the PC to the portable drive.

 

If backing up our whole C: drive I would use Macrioum Reflect (free) to create an exact image.


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Thank God it's not only me that's confused! :D

 

So I can just drag and drop what I want to save from my PC and then we're onto the next move?

 

Thanks

John


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:lol:

 

Aye, the only things that cannot or should not be drag and dropped are programs, games and .exe files.

 

You are welcome  :)


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Good stuff,

 

I'll do that and post back


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:thumbsup:

 

Good timing, iammykyl is online while I am about to call it a day  :)


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Thanks for the help Phillpower2, will wait for John to post back.

 

Some thoughts.

Providing the existing XP install is behaving itself, there would be no need to do a factory restore.

Propose, uninstalling any older programs, perhaps a junk remover, Perform a cleanup, then defrag.

Once done, clean the SSD, then attempt another cloning.


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Hi Guys,

 

That's me backed up everything I want to keep to my portable drive.

 

John


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Good.

Before we attempt a clone to the SSD, do you want to clean up the existing OS? or, perform a factory restore, update it, then do the clone? 


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What do you think would be best?


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