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Does anyone know of a program that can take a picture of your hard drive?

Meaning that It will save a list of all the files in your hard drive by directory and such, but not save the acutal file, just the names.

I don't feel like backing up some of the stuff I have on my computer and I just want to archive what I might have lost if my hard drive happens to die.

Also is it better to back up via DVD or via external drive?
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Does anyone know of a program that can take a picture of your hard drive?

Meaning that It will save a list of all the files in your hard drive by directory and such, but not save the acutal file, just the names.

I don't feel like backing up some of the stuff I have on my computer and I just want to archive what I might have lost if my hard drive happens to die.

Also is it better to back up via DVD or via external drive?
i don't know of any program that alone would just list file names and directories, but it is definitely better to back up to high quality DVDs or any reliable external drive. neither are good if the drive/disk is not of good quality, make sure to use something reliable, not something that is likely to fail.

EDIT: simple google search pulled up this, worth a shot. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3608/...-the-easy-way/

but like Smoblikat said, just make a backup/copy, instead of trying to get all the stuff back if you lose anything, just never get to that point. I personally have two drives that have exactly the same stuff on it, one in a "home server" and the other I keep in a locked fire safe, and do a monthly sync, so that it is both safe, and has somewhat recent files on it.
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