Backing Up Files for Upgrade

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Raspop

This is no substitute for a proper back up plan, but....

You can permanently locate your data files on a separate drive than your OS.  If you ever need to reinstall Windows, your files won't be affected. 

Right click a folder like My Documents select properties.

Choose the Location tab and select Move...

A window will pop up asking you to select where you want My Documents to live, navigate to your other hard drive, make a folder called My Documents and choose that for where you want the particular folder to reside.

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jrocknyc

at the very least, choose your like 100 favorite pictures, and whatever important text files (taxes, college courwework) and email it to yourself or something...

tho really, if you can afford a computer, how can you NOT AFFORD a backup hard drive? 1tb for $80! It'll hold THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS of albums, movies, and IRREPLACEABLE photos.

 

BUY A FUCKIN BACKUP HARD DRIVE!

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SShadow

Besides backing up your documents, don't forget about the other extra files/data (favorites/bookmarks, export email/contact data, music, pictures, saved games, downloads or other settings that you may want).

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