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Making a backup of docs in a Vista computer to change to a new Mac

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Nflder, Dec 30, 2012.

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    Don't know if this falls into "technical" but I'm at my daughter's for the holidays & she's gotten a Mac and wants to back up all her various data files from the old Sony Vista machine for Word, various photos, videos & music etc. Some is streight forward but I wondered if there was a way to determine where various files a stored. She has no idea, she just let each program put the files where it decided! I figure I should open each program, see where it saves "stuff" then copy what's in that directory to a flash drive. Then do the same for the other programs. I'm OK for Outlook as I've done that before. Then when I figure I'm finished I suppose I could search the HD for *.doc for Word and *.jpg, *.gif, *.mp3 & etc etc to make sure I get it all. This is just for her to have the old files for reference, some will be transferred to the Mac. She is taking her old and new computers to a shop where she has been assurred they can transfer the files to the Mac. She just wants to have a backup just in case the shop looses anything. Any suggestions?
     
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