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.

  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.


    ArlineErickson, Oct 17, 2020

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    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
    Anthony1129, Oct 17, 2020
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    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.
    Justine Pel, Oct 17, 2020
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    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.
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