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moving files to new laptop

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Re: moving files to new laptop

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Dec 2012 2:18PM GMT
Regardless of what file names, etc, say, the end result is that the files are not compressed to any degree that makes any practical difference.

For example, my current file size (on disk)

.ftm = 227,592
media folder = 13,234,806,784
Total to = 13,235,034,376

the ftmb file from these = 13,309,116,416

This shows the ftmb file is GREATER than the grand sum of the two original file/folder combination.

There is nothing wrong with using the backup and restore routine. It is simply unnecessary. Copying the actual files themselves will do the job just fine.

If you are using an external drive to regularly backup all of your Documents folder to, then copying all of your Documents from the external drive to the new computer will result in all of your files being transferred to the new computer and ready for duty - including word, excel, and all of your other files.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
sciross 28 Dec 2012 3:02AM GMT 
johndd189 28 Dec 2012 5:34AM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Dec 2012 6:13PM GMT 
alanmon 28 Dec 2012 7:07PM GMT 
tulrose 28 Dec 2012 7:22PM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Dec 2012 8:12PM GMT 
sciross 29 Dec 2012 1:19AM GMT 
johndd189 29 Dec 2012 1:32AM GMT 
jamclo 29 Dec 2012 2:36AM GMT 
johndd189 29 Dec 2012 4:47AM GMT 
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