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how do I backup my files?

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    how do I backup my files?


    Hi, I want to backup my files from my operating systems Windows 8 and mac os Mountain Lion on one external hard drive. How would it be done and what file systems should the partitions be ?

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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    See this tutorial and related ones are linked at the end: Backup Files in Windows 8

    NTFS is the usual format for hard drives involving Windows but if you are backing up to thumb drives, it could be FAT, but best to follow the thumb drive maker's instructions on that score.
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    windows 8


    well I would be viewing my files on the external drive from my mac running mountain lion. I heard exfat is compatible with both windows and mac. So could I backup both of my files from windows 8 and mac mountain lion on a exfat hard drive ?
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Ah then I believe you are right, but maybe someone else can offer an opinion here, soon I hope.
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