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Old 01-10-2007, 12:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That's why i use copy/paste for backups. :P

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Old 01-10-2007, 09:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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^^^ second that, i mean whats really worht backing up anyways, music,vidoes,games,doc's, bookmarks a few simple fodler for most copy and paste or drag and drop no fuss no muss

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I'm wondering if maybe the size difference was because some files were compressed or hidden?
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The software will take an image of the hard disk. This means that the bits will be copied exactly even if they are not used so that everything is in the same place as it would be on the old disk.

Either that or as you might know, when you delete something on windows it won't physicaly delete it until the file is overwritten, so if you havent "reclaimed" that space of the disk then it still has data on it (all-be-it hidden) so this area of the disk is included in the image.

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