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Offline pastywhitegurl

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data backup advice please
« on: September 10, 2011, 12:09:51 AM »
Currently, my data backup system is to copy my Documents folders to a flash drive. But it takes forever and I don't do it very often.   Recently, I had a problem and CHKDSK found and fixed bad clusters in my NTUSERDAT, and my tech guy said it could possilbly be a sign my hard drive might be on it's way out.  So I would like to have a better way to back up data before that happens.

I found that there is a free (supposedly simple to use)  file back up tool from Microsoft for XP  called SyncToy.  From reading about it, it seems like it would be a good way to do more regular backups since it only updates newly edited files. 

My question then, is this a good tool for me to use or is there a better one?  Also, I read in the system requirements that it needs Microsoft .NET Framework v2.0 . 

In my extensions, I have this:
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 (disabled)

And in my add/remove programs list I have this:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2 Service pack 2

So it seems like I am set up ok for this except for the disabled extension... I don't know what to do about that.

Any wisdom for me?

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Re: data backup advice please
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 01:50:44 AM »
I also notice I have a backup wizard  on my XP pro machine, but the documentation says I need service pack 3, and I only have 2. 


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Re: data backup advice please
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 12:22:37 PM »
Looking at your computer specs you have SP3.

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Re: data backup advice please
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 02:04:00 PM »
You're right.  I apparently can't read.  :look: