Windows 10: Backing up old files

Discus and support Backing up old files in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello All, I have old files backed up on floppy disks and old CDs. I need to download the floppy files to my computer and then back them up to an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ArlineErickson, Oct 17, 2020 at 7:52 PM.

  1. Backing up old files


    Hello All,


    I have old files backed up on floppy disks and old CDs. I need to download the floppy files to my computer and then back them up to an external hard drive. I bought an external floppy drive, which is supposed to work with Windows 10.


    My Questions: Am I going about this the right way?


    Also, I haven't backed up anything up for a very long time. Do I need to use the File History, or is there a simpler way to back up my files? I'm so disappointed that I no longer have a CD burner.


    I am so grateful for any information you can give me. Thank you in advance.


    Arline

    :)
     
    ArlineErickson, Oct 17, 2020 at 7:52 PM
    #1

  2. old email addresses

    Thank you for updating me HA.111

    Here is the step to remove that old email address.

    Start typing an email address into the “To” field. As soon as you see the old email address being recommended as one of the potential candidates, use the down arrow key to scroll through the list of suggestions. Once you highlight the old email address, type
    the delete key. In many cases, this will actually remove the entry not only from the current list of suggestions but from future suggestions as well. You may even find that as you mouse over the drop-down list the highlighted item will have an “x” to explicitly
    allow you to delete it.

    Just do this step and your good to go.

    Continue to have an escellent day HA.111

    Best regards,

    Anthony C. De Jesus

    Independent Advisor
     
  3. File Explorer no back and forward

    Hi,

    It seems that some system files are corrupted. We suggest performing SFC scan to repair corrupted system files. Just follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Click Command Prompt(Admin).
    • On the Command Prompt, type sfc/scannow and press Enter.

    Please update us with the status. We will be glad to assist you.
     
  4. Backing up old files

    Extracting Zip Files


    Thanks pyramid10 for your contribution, I ensured that the steps taken and the source and destination folders were the same, in the using zip7 as suggested by BunnyJ resolved all issues for me.
    I am the first to admit that I am a long long way from understanding the intricacies of computers and if truth be told I am now to old anyway to absorb much information.
    Cheers.
     
Thema:

Backing up old files

Loading...
  1. Backing up old files - Similar Threads - Backing old files

  2. file back up

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    file back up: I keep getting the message that I need to back up my files. I plug in my external hard drive and click "back up now" It shows that I just backed up my files, but when I click on my external hard drive, I see nothing with today's date. When I click on file history, I get...
  3. files not backed up

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    files not backed up: How can I cure the following problem thrown up after trying to make a backup on my external drive: C:\Users\Tony\Desktop\Sleep better. Error:STATUS_WAIT_2 0x80070002 The backup is apparently complete apart from the above legend relating to the one file! Would be...
  4. File history back up.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    File history back up.: Hi, when I back up file history to an external drive it does not save my picture library. I have used different drives but no pictures are saved. I do have a one drive account as well but would love to get my pictures on an external drive just in case. Any ideas? Cheers,...
  5. Backed up files - duplicated?

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Backed up files - duplicated?: I backed up my files to One Drive, and all my shortcut icons on my Desktop have suddenly been duplicated, and have a green tick next to them. Have I done something wrong or is this normal?...
  6. Backing Up Files

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Backing Up Files: I have set up the backup feature in settings to an external hard drive via Expansion D. It states that files have been backed up to FileHistory but when I check it contains no files. What am I doing wrong?...
  7. back up file

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    back up file: I had a MAC computer and I had all my files backed up to an external drive and also on to my new HP computer. However, I need to find my sage accounting file and I can not seem to find it nor do I know what to look for on the back up. I thought when I opened the back up all...
  8. File history/ Back-up

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    File history/ Back-up: I accidentally deleted my recovery partition and now I get an error saying check back-up settings. How can I re-install? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/file-history-back-up/83dfd074-f1b6-4cfc-8d02-4e0945a155de
  9. backing up files

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    backing up files: I want to change the drive and user that is being used on my computer. They are currently in (F) files user lat10 which is an incorrect user. I want to backup to drive (E) with Linda as the user. I also have many, many files under lat10 that were under lat101 until...
  10. back up files

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    back up files: cant find my back up files for windows 10 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/back-up-files/007e4ca4-6dc2-4498-b5cb-dbf1507d738c