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I backed up my Vista files to my desktop Hard disc. Vista said "the last file backup was successful". On hard disc was a new folder "name-PC" had appeared but this said "this folder is empty" So have I backed up or not?

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Mar 23, 2008

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In no way am I advocating or recommending ANY of the steps that are shown here (i.e. turning off the firewall, etc.).

First phase:
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Second phase:....................

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Backup File 1
Backup File 2
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Apr 30, 2009

Case - Cooler Master Sileo 500

PSU - Cooler Masgter UCP 700 W

MB - Asus P6T Deluxe V2

CPU - Intel i7 920

Memory - 12 GB OCZ Platinum PC12800 1600HMz tri Channel DDR3 6-2GB

Video Card - Diamond Radeon HD 3650 512MB

2 - Q-See 4 Channel DVR PCI Cards


HD - 4 - Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB SATA Drives

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master V8

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