Confused re. external drive back up/replacement

By sjb
Dec 29, 2007
  1. Probably a stupid question, but I transferred all of my documents, itunes and photos onto an external hard drive. I now want to empty those folders on my c drive and store them just on my external drive. When I tell the coputer to back-up in the future onto the external drive, will the content in My Documents, My Music and My Pictures on the external drive be deleted (replaced by the new, emptier folders?) I need to make sure before I delete anything off my C drive
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you name it the same and put in same folder yes will over write
    make new name will add all new bak up
    bak 1 10gb
    added new files
    bak 2 12gb or if files where removed 8gb
    and so on
    or keep name same prompt of over write because neam is the same and in same place
    bak1 was 10 now will be 12gb or the smaller 8gb
    or if smaller will be smaller with less
    I don't know if it can append
    that is check for duplicates and ignor and only add new files
    I use acronis it will append existing files I have not used this feature I over write with a new bak up
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    depends on how you back up in the future. If you rename the backup file with XP backup utility, then no. If you use the same name, then yes they will be overwritten on the backup.
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