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BAcking up files

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  1. jam2008

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    hello everyone
    I just had a general question
    if i back up my files in the d drive and i do a new installation of win xp do i lose the files or can i restore them back
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    If all your data is backed up separately to another hard drive, then you can install the operating system and copy it back again.

    Generally I like to have two sets of backups, just in case.
     
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    my hardrive is partitioned into two drives and the d drive is where the back ups are stored. so if i reinstall xp will i lose the backups in the d drive.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    If you don't format the D: drive during the reinstall of Windows, you should not lose any data.
     
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    As long as you do not format your D: drive you can still retreive your data back. In addition, make sure you have a second copy just incase since you using just only one drive. You have nothing to lose if you make up a second back seperate from you hardrive
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Yep.
     
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    Are you sure the D: partition isn't an OEM Recovery partition ?
    What's the make/model of your computer ??
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Typically those recovery partitions cannot be seen from the operating system. That is a good thing since you can't as easily delete the files in them.
     
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