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Old 29-07-2013, 19:46
Andy Birkenhead
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I've never backed up my files (pictures / documents) before.
I have a few blank DVD-RW discs.
Do I have to do anything to the discs before I can put my pictures onto them ?
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Old 29-07-2013, 19:58
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nope, but as all good things try to back up your stuff and then goto a different machine and try to recover the data off them..also better to keep a few copies of the data at different places to cover for 99% of all f----ups
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Old 29-07-2013, 20:32
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Nothing wrong with blank disks, but make life easier for yourself and get a USB stick instead. Calculate the total size of your pictures (and any other data) and buy a suitable-sized stick.

There are also plenty of free backup tools which will automate the process and make backing up quick and easy in the future.
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Old 30-07-2013, 00:12
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I have all my files installed on a Patriot XT 16GB (14.8GB usable space) USB flash drive and the file transfer and drive access speeds are very fast. I recommend buying one to backup your pics. I formatted mine to FAT32 because I don't have any single files bigger than 4GB. If you are planning to store any HD videos on the drive though, you will have to format to NTFS. If you do buy one remember to eject it properly! Here's a link to the new USB 3.0 16GB drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patriot-PEF1...sb+flash+drive
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