Windows 10: Where should I move my 60 GB of desktop data folders to?

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  1. bro67's Avatar
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       13 Dec 2017 #11

    Personally I would move them to portable storage or a NAS and get them off of the computer before you lose them.
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  2.    13 Dec 2017 #12

    Just leave them on the desktop. Right there when you need them. No worries.
    Lose them? Nah. Just do backups. Simple.
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  3.    14 Dec 2017 #13

    Keep personal data away from C: - create a new partition or put them on a different drive (internal or external) - and back them up.

    Why? That way if you need to reinstall Windows, or restore a disk image of Windows (you do use disk imaging so you can recover from major problems without technical help and quite quickly by restoring a previously created disk image- e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) don't you?) your data is unaffected.

    Note: you can relocate your desktop to a different partition.
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  4.    28 Jan 2018 #14

    I pay $2 a month for 100GB Google My drive. I have loaded mountains of stuff up and only clocked 44GB to date
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  5.    28 Jan 2018 #15

    dalchina said: View Post
    Keep personal data away from C: - create a new partition or put them on a different drive (internal or external) - and back them up.

    Why? That way if you need to reinstall Windows, or restore a disk image of Windows (you do use disk imaging so you can recover from major problems without technical help and quite quickly by restoring a previously created disk image- e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) don't you?) your data is unaffected.

    Note: you can relocate your desktop to a different partition.
    Had a look at that, and to be honest wonders why someone offers a FREE version that saves all our data, and WHERE does it save it too??? Seems a bit iffy to me ..................................
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       28 Jan 2018 #16

    elbmek said: View Post
    Had a look at that, and to be honest wonders why someone offers a FREE version that saves all our data, and WHERE does it save it too??? Seems a bit iffy to me ..................................
    The Backup Image is a file.
    You need to use a storage device to save the Backup Image (e.g. an external HDD).

    You can transfer the Backup Image to the Cloud if you want.
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  7.    28 Jan 2018 #17

    As I said, I use google my drive - my daughter however has 3 or 4 external HDDs for her pics
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  8.    29 Jan 2018 #18

    elbmek said: View Post
    Had a look at that, and to be honest wonders why someone offers a FREE version that saves all our data, and WHERE does it save it too??? Seems a bit iffy to me ..................................
    Simple - YOU buy a USB disk, and YOU tell Macrium to save images to the disk you've paid for.. or wherever you choose e.g. over a network.

    Macrium has a commercial offering as well with some extra features, and you only get access to the forum if you have a paid-for license. Naturally in providing a very competent free program they hope you'll buy a license.

    Aomei Backupper is similar- free/commercial. Nothing suspicious about that.
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  9.    29 Jan 2018 #19

    okay
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  10.    29 Jan 2018 #20

    elbmek said: View Post
    I pay $2 a month for 100GB Google My drive. I have loaded mountains of stuff up and only clocked 44GB to date
    I've got 50GB free on OneDrive. How about you give me $1 a month and I'll host your 44GB. You save a dollar, I gain a dollar and everyone is happy!

    Assuming we start today, after 83 years (1000 months at $1 per month) we can both buy an iPhone X with our profit.

    What do you say? Yes or no?
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