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How do I drag and drop all files in "My Documents" to a CD-R to back up my computer? I've been going to "My Computer" and draging My Documents (KR's Documents) to the CD - thinking I was saving everything. I discovered I'm only saving "Short Cut to My Documents" and no files what so ever!

I can copy folders and individual files to the CD with no problem, but I would like to back up everything on a CD-R. Can anyone advise me?

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How do I drag and drop all files in "My Documents" to a CD-R to back up my computer? I've been going to "My Computer" and draging My Documents (KR's Documents) to the CD - thinking I was saving everything. I discovered I'm only saving "Short Cut to My Documents" and no files what so ever!

I can copy folders and individual files to the CD with no problem, but I would like to back up everything on a CD-R. Can anyone advise me?

 

As with any shortcut, you need to find out where the underlying file is located. To do that, right click on the shortcut. Then select "Properties". Look at "Target" to see the actual location of the underlying file. When I do this on my computer, I find that the "My Documents" file is located at C:\Documents and Settings\Customer\My Documents. Yours is probably the same.

 

If you navigate to the actual file (not the shortut), you should be able to successfully perform the drag and drop that you referred to.

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How do I drag and drop all files in "My Documents" to a CD-R to back up my computer? I've been going to "My Computer" and draging My Documents (KR's Documents) to the CD - thinking I was saving everything. I discovered I'm only saving "Short Cut to My Documents" and no files what so ever!

I can copy folders and individual files to the CD with no problem, but I would like to back up everything on a CD-R. Can anyone advise me?

 

If your objective is to lose all of your files permanantly, it doesn't matter whether it is a shortcut or a copy of the file you are losing.

 

If you want to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc.

 

If the idea is to do a backup, use a DataProject layout and a CD-R.

 

"Never trust your ONLY copy of an important file to a Packet-Written program, such as DirectCD, Drag2Disc, Nero's InCD, Sonic's DLA, etc. Packet-Written discs have a tendancy to fail, usually at the worst possible time."

 

Lynn

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