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How do I update my external backup without rewritting the whole file?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hulk0202, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. hulk0202

    hulk0202 Thread Starter

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    I want to update my external hard drive that I keep music and photos on, but I don't know how to do it with completly rewritting the file. There has to be a way to update it, but I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks for any help you can give. I'm running XP, and I have and External hard drive that runs through teh usb. Thanks.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Create a new folder on the drive . . back up to that
     
  3. hulk0202

    hulk0202 Thread Starter

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    Then I'll just have two huge files, one with a few more recently acquired file. I have a large file that contains many folders. The contents of these folders change, and I was wondering if there was a way that I could get the computer to just make the changes, and not have to rewrite the whole thing. Maybe what I'm asking isn't possible, I don't know.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    What program did you use to back up the files?
     
  5. hulk0202

    hulk0202 Thread Starter

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    I just copied the file onto the hard drive. Click and drag kind of thing.
     
  6. hulk0202

    hulk0202 Thread Starter

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    Anything?
     
  7. stantley

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    Get Cobian Backup and do a complete backup. Then the next time you want to do a backup you can have it just backup the files that have changed which will save a lot of time.
     
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