I want to do full backups. Is there an easy way to do this? I tried clicking "C" drive, but found I had to include/exclude folders.
Thanks for any tips!
Norton is not really designed as a product to do full system backups. It is designed to save user data to online or local storage.
If you want to do a full system backup, there are many options including the Windows backup, or other 3rd party disc imaging software. I have been using Macrium Reflect free version to image my hard drives. Others here many have other suggestions.
Thank you for your reply. I looked into the Macrium Reflect free that you suggested. What does image mean? Is it done on a local drive? Say I did an image on my laptop, then the laptop was destroyed or died. Will I be able to restore the image onto a new laptop? Or can a part of an image be restored? I'm sorry that I'm not more knowledgable about "image". and appreciate your assistance.
Here is a Wiki article on disc imaging. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_image
You should create the image of your drive on a separate physical hard drive. Ideally on an external drive.
A disc image of your current C drive can be copied over to a new computer if necessary. Depending on the software used, you can restore the entire image or you can just restore individual files and folders.
Always backup to a separate drive or to an online storage service (or both!). Having your backups on the same drive as the original files risks losing everything in the event of a harddrive failure, fire, or other calamity.
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