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So my PC is kind of okay. It should be serviceable for everything I'm wanting to do on it. But I'm running a three-year-old install of XP on here and both hard drives are pretty much filled to capacity with useless stuff, and it's making it run like shit when it should just be okay. Trouble is, I'm a messy bastard and none of it's in any sort of order.
I want to backup all my files to an external 1TB drive I have, so that I can format the box and do a fresh XP install just to give it a bit more life until I can afford a proper upgrade - with the added bonus of having all my shit on this portable hard drive for when I do. If I was able to go through methodically and transfer everything from my clusterfuck of a hard drive to the 1TB drive and organise it in the process, I would, but that takes time, and I'm at the point where I can't wait too long to have a working computer again. It's at the point where every now and again my VM page file will fill, and the computer will just crash out and restart.
I elected to just select-all and copy all the files over to the hard drive, and sort it out later. I have two drives, C and F. F was perfect transfer, but C has all my Windows shit and a lot of program files on it and so will transfer up to a point and then fail because it can't transfer a file, either because of permissions or because it's in use. Which then means I have to start the transfer all over again.
So! My question is - how do I ensure I have a full backup of everything on this drive before I wipe it? I'm looking for something that doesn't expect me to reinstate it back onto another drive - just a method that'll let me have all the files on my 1TB for me to sort through at my leisure.
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