Backup

What to backup

Dear Computer Lady, Thanks for a newsletter written simply and in understandable language. In answer to your question of what I would like to know about computer back up: 1. Is it necessary to back up the entire hard drive, or just documents? 2. If not, how would I know what programs I currently have […]

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Set Carbonite To Backup Files

  Dear Computer Lady, I have been using Carbonite on a trial basis. Many of my important files are in TreePad which is not in My Documents, but in Program Files on my computer. How can I get Carbonite to back these files up? I tried dragging the whole TreePad folder to My Documents in […]

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What Do I Backup?

  Dear Computer Lady, How do you know what files to backup?  I use Quicken just about every day, and always back it up onto a flash drive when I am done.  I also have backup copies of all my Turbotax files. Other than that, I have not been backing up any other files, and […]

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How To Backup Outlook

  Dear Computer Lady, I’m excited to see you also use MS Outlook!  You’re right, the calendar and task list features are great.   But since I got a new computer that uses XP, I have to confess I have not done a back up because I can’t find an easy, quick way to back […]

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Saving Favorites

  Dear Computer Lady, I’m a recent subscriber to The Computer Lady, which I love so much! Thank you for such a wonderful service. I have Vista. Can you please tell me how I can save my Favorites to a jump drive? Thank you so much! Rebecca in TN

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Backup OE Messages

Dear Computer Lady: I need to reload windows XP on my hard drive. Can you please tell me how I an back up my e-mail files to my external hard drive and be able to retrieve them once my XP is reinstalled? By the way, I never miss an issue of your letter. Stanley

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Saved By My Backup

  Dear Computer lady.  Just wanted to let you know that the Carbonite Online Back up is worth it’s weight in gold. I have writing two novels and about a dozen short stories and always save them after every update or revision (I thought) After not working on any of my writing for a few […]

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Back Up Contacts

Dear Computer Lady, I am trying to save my address book on my thumb drive. How do I do this with Vista? Love the “Computer Lady”. Thanks, Jo

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Virus Free Backups

  Hello Computer Lady, I am using an external hard drive and a backup program to save multiple sets of backed up files.  I am saving a total of 5 duplicate sets of backed up files, scheduled to backup once per day.  My question is if a virus invades one of the newer backup sets, […]

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Transfer Address Book

  Dear Computer Lady, I am wondering if you can tell me how to transfer my address book to a new computer.  You may have answered this before – I’ve been getting your email helps for a long time – and have really appreciated all your help, but I don’t know to find it in […]

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