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My niece gave us the verbatim usb160 and backed up our files. This was about 2 months ago and I want to backup only the files that are recently added. How do you do this efficiently?

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That depends on what software you used to back it up the first time. What you're looking for is called an incremental backup, and should be accessible from the backup program you used previously. The most efficient way to run it is probably to schedule it to be run periodically, and then it will run automatically. For example, in windows xp you use the backup utility found in start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Backup.
You select the files you want backed up, select the parameters for the backup, and this creates a backup job. Then you run that job, either now or on a schedule. You can create various jobs to backup various data, and each can have its own schedule, or be run once. Detailed instructions for doing this in xp are found here, here, and here.
Details of writing the backup to a cd are here.
Another excellent free backup program is Cobian backup, with downloads and instructions available here.
Finally, you may be interested to read this article, which explains many of the terms involved in making backups, and also stresses the importance of organizing the backup data, so that you may easily access specific items when needed.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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If you are using Linux then with rsync (http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/) you can backup only files that are modified in between. If you are using Windows then try DeltaCopy (http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp) which is Windows friendly wrapper around rsync.

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