I'm interested in how people back up their systems. Do you backup files manually, use software, keep drive images? I always think I want to actually use the backup software that I have, but I end up just keeping copies of the files themselves and using BeyondCompare to update the backups with new/updated files. I like having access to them and being able to easily see what is there. I usually make a drive image when I first set up a hard drive, but then I never get around to updating them. I guess I figure if I need to reinstall the OS, that's a good opportunity to clear out all the old program junk. So, how do you back up and what do you think is the best process for keeping your backups up-to-date?