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I Need help backing up!

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 And Ubuntu 13.04 (Dual Boot)

    I Need help backing up!


    Hello, I am going to reinstall windows 8 but I want to keep some of files. Please help?

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    The easiest way is:
    1. Backup the whole image to an external drive using Macrium Reflect Free - CNET Download.com so that you'll have a copy of everything in one single image file.
    2. Re-install Windows
    3. Install Macrium again. Mount the image file from the external disk then you can selectively drag and drop whatever you want to restore.

    See screen shot. It only takes a few minute to do a complete backup.
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    Windows 8 And Ubuntu 13.04 (Dual Boot)


    Well I don't want 3rd party programs touching my computer though :/
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Meowface, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In that case, you could also manually copy and paste the files to where you want to keep a backup copy of them at.
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    Windows 8 And Ubuntu 13.04 (Dual Boot)


    Ok, Thanks I will do that
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    there is built in file backup too. Check out File History in Control panel. there you can make full backups or just a file history on another drive.

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8
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