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Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP

Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Drive Imaging method of backing up data involves making an identical copy of a partition on a hard drive. Catastrophic hard drive failures happen, and when they do, even if you still have warranty support for the drive you're out of luck. Your only recourse is data recovery services, and they can charge enormous amounts for their services, though often only if they are able to recover the data.
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Backing up personal data

Choose a location for the archive file. Note that Windows backup does not support writing directly to a CD, but if you wish, you can copy the archive to a location on your hard disk, then burn it onto a CD afterwards.

Once the backup is completed, repeat the process, this time specifying 'let me choose what to back up.' Place checkmarks next to specific files or folders that you wish to archive.

To create a schedule to regularly backup your data as opposed to having to do it manually each time, go to the 'advanced mode,' then select the 'schedule jobs' tab.

Double click the date you would like the backup to start on, then select 'back up selected files, drives or network data,' and put a check next to the files or directories you wish to archive.

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Contents of Article: Beginners Guides
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
 Pg 2.  Good Archiving Methods
 Pg 3.  Backing up in Windows XP
 Pg 4.  Creating a system image backup
 Pg 5.  — Backing up personal data
 Pg 6.  Verify the backup
 Pg 7.  Restoring data
 Pg 8.  Periodic snapshots of your system
 Pg 9.  Freeware backup utilities

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