View Full Version : Backup what?

07-10-2001, 10:46 PM
I recently bought a CD RW Drive and now I would like to backup my system, Win98, which has been unusually stable for several months now. Can someone please tell me what I should backup. I Zipped the windows folder 985 MB and got it on one CD with over 50 MB to spare. What else?

07-10-2001, 11:10 PM
You really need to do a clean install of windows, 985mb is huge (mine is 299MB after 6 months), all the rubbish in there is probably causing most of your problems.

There are two types of backup you can do, a complete image of your system with a program like msbackup.

Or to backup only your documents, e-mail, addressbook, MP3s etc. And not any programs etc, because they can be reinstalled later (I also keep a copy of any installers for programs i've downloaded).

The advantage of not backing up programs is you can do a clean install. Although it takes longer to restore.

08-10-2001, 07:39 AM
Check your windows/temp folder.
Delete everything in it.
That might be why you are so bloated.

08-10-2001, 01:39 PM
You think his is big. My windows folder is 1.67GB.


08-10-2001, 02:38 PM
Invaluable things to back up are your address book, favorites, My Docs, maybe inbox/sent items if you want a copy of them (right click on it to find stored location), Windows preferences.

08-10-2001, 06:30 PM
nope I've only got 350KB in the windows\temp folder.