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Built-in Backup
lbyard May-03-00 09:33 PM
Windows 9X includes a very good backup program which many users do not know about because it isn’t included in the “typical” Windows installation. To install it, Click Start>Setting>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Windows Setup>System Tools>Details>OK>OK. I use the program to back-up customer hard disks and to back-up my own data to my NT file server. If you are installing a new hard disk, keep that old hard disk, if it works, install it on the Secondary IDE port with your CD-ROM, and use MS Backup (which is really a program developed by Seagate Software) to do disk-to-disk backups of your critical user data. I include My Documents, my FrontPage web sites, graphics, C:\WINDOWS\FAVORITES, C:\WINDOWS\COOKIES, and a few others. Altogether, its about 240 Mbytes of data and it takes only a few minutes to run, and is a heck of lot faster than a tape drive or even a Zip drive. The program will also work with Zip and Tape drives. It is very easy to restore individual files from previous backups. I have found it to be very reliable. I would be happy to answer any questions about it. Larry

1. RE: Built-in Backup
lbyard May-03-00 09:37 PM
In response to message 0
I forgot... Many of you are building home networks. If you have two PC's networked, you can back-up critical data on one PC to the other PC and vice versa. Larry

2. RE: Built-in Backup
tbobsnyder May-27-01 00:58 AM
In response to message 0
Is it possible to utilize this built-in Backup when transferring files via DIRECT CABLE CONNECTION between idential eMachine, 550`s, W/98, 2nd edition???
I am able to get the DCC setup properly(???) with "FILE / PRINTER SHARING" enabled, BUT,,, can not make any transfers without using Either MY BRIEFCASE, OR MY DOCUMENTS!
I also can not find adequate instructions in the HELP files!
I will be appreciative of ANY assistance.

3. RE: Built-in Backup
lbyard May-27-01 05:14 PM
In response to message 2
What happens when you try to copy any old file or folder between the computers with the Windows Explorer? Larry

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