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Outlook 2007

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Office 2007

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Backing up Hard Drive Files

While you may prefer to keep documents and files on your C: drive or in My Documents, you will want to keep in mind that if your hard drive was corrupted or crashed, or we needed to re-image your computer, files that you have saved may not be recoverable. Be aware of what files you are storing on your hard drive and how important they are if they were lost. We encourage you to always save files on your H drive whenever possible since these files are backed up on a nightly basis and are recoverable. If you choose not to store files on the H drive for whatever reason, or if you have inadvertantly stored files on your hard drive, please spend some time periodically to organize and back up your files in case they are lost.

You will want to familiarize yourself with where files on your hard drive are stored and have an idea of what you may need to organize and/or back-up. Some examples are:

  • My Documents
  • Desktop - C:/Documents and Settings/your login/Desktop
  • Instant Messager logs - Ususally in C:/Documents and Settings
Backing up Files
  • Save important files to your H drive. Avoid saving large files such as video, music or pictures, since these take up large amounts of space on the main server.
  • Burn files to a CD if you have a CD-R drive. Contact the helpdesk if you need assistance
  • Back up files to other external media such as flash drives or external hard drives.

Export Favorites/Bookmarks

In the event that we re-image your computer or you change computers, you may want to save your web Favorites or Bookmarks. Here's how:

Internet Explorer
  • Select File > Import/Export
  • With the Wizard that appears, select Next, then "Export Favorites"
  • Click Next, then choose the location you want to save it to (we recommend the H drive). Wherever you save it, just remember where it is.
  • Once it's saved, you would do the same steps on your new computer/image, except Import.
Firefox
  • Select Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks
  • On the screen that appears, choose File > Export
  • Choose the location you want to save it to (we recommend the H drive). Wherever you save it, just remember where it is.
  • Once it's saved, you would do the same steps on your new computer/image, except Import.