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Kudos0

Setting up Full Backups

Hello,

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!

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Kudos0

Re: Setting up Full Backups

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.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Setting up Full Backups

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. 

Kudos0

Re: Setting up Full Backups

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.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Setting up Full Backups

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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