Looking for a quick backup guide where you backup everything then try this method.
I much prefer this method to an automated backup solution which can show the backup as a ‘Blob ” then you have to delve into the blob to recover files.
It is much better to see the folders and files in a backup.
Also when you have backed up make sure that backup works by opening up files on the backup.
This method works if you have not moved your documents from the C drive.
Open the C Drive on your computer
Go to Documents and Settings
You should see your User Profile , eg Richard
This is the folder you should back up as it contains all your files and settings.
So you should go highlight the folders , then go to edit , select all and edit copy and paste into a folder on an external hard drive.
Mac – Apple – osX
Go to your User name
This is what you should copy and back up as it will take all your files.