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  1. USmarine2429

    USmarine2429 Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2006
    I recently lost all my files and programs when my hard drive crashed. my Question is how can i insure that all my programs and files are not lost again? will a system back up save files and programs?
  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    Yes, a backup image of your entire drive can be made with a product like Acronis True Image. Its just like taking a snapshot of your system at the time it is used, saving all files, installed programs and of course the operating system.
  3. MustBNuts


    Aug 21, 2003
    Oh, and make sure you save the image to another drive/site/CD.... it won't do you much good if it's on your HD and it dies!

    And of course, an image can easily get out of date...so back up your data on a regular basis. Once you have the image of your HD, make sure you store your data in one place, so it's easier to locate and backup. Whenever you go through any software changes (add/remove/etc) make a new image.

    Personally, I like Symantec Ghost.

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