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Back up when i did back up it didn't back up my windows file. on subsequent back ups it only backed up certain files not the whole c drive. i did have c checked for back up. also i do not have an owners manual. i ordered on line. how do i get one. thank you i hope you can help

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You could do one of the following:

  1. When you check C:\, make sure that ALL the folders are checked. There may also be an option in the options menu that says something similar to "backup system files", etc. Make sure that is CHECKED.
  2. You can go online and search for either free or commercial backup programs that will backup EVERYTHING.
  3. If you are doing a daily, weekly, or frequent backup (as in your not trying to move your data or reformat your hard drive), you should swith to Shadow Copies, which makes a shadow-copy of your Hard Drive. It takes up WAY less space, and takes a virtual copy of your computer.
That is all the help I can give. A link to how to back up and free backup software can be found here: http://free-backup.info/

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Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."


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