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ok thank you! My last question (I think! for now!) is my GF plays the sims 3 on my computer I think she might kill me if I mess her saved file up (at least with out asking first) is there a way to move this to my 2tb drive ?
That's why I said be careful =)

I've reformatted more than once and lost forgotten data. Make sure you locate all save game files, all personal documents, all links, pictures, favorites, etc that you can possibly think of. Don't forget things sitting on your desktop, or on other user's desktops (like your GF). I would talk to her and find out where ALL her stuff is.

Maybe even copy your my documents folder over to the 2tb for later dissection. Give it some thought, when you reinstall that data is almost certainly gone forever. It would be wise to keep everything on your new 2tb drive, and just make shortcuts to your new OS.

Keeping everything on the 2tb means you can reinstall without worry that anything will be lost (besides favorites in browsers, etc). Everything on my desktop is a shortcut to something stored on a separate drive from my OS.
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That's why I said be careful =)

I've reformatted more than once and lost forgotten data. Make sure you locate all save game files, all personal documents, all links, pictures, favorites, etc that you can possibly think of. Don't forget things sitting on your desktop, or on other user's desktops (like your GF). I would talk to her and find out where ALL her stuff is.

Maybe even copy your my documents folder over to the 2tb for later dissection. Give it some thought, when you reinstall that data is almost certainly gone forever. It would be wise to keep everything on your new 2tb drive, and just make shortcuts to your new OS.

Keeping everything on the 2tb means you can reinstall without worry that anything will be lost (besides favorites in browsers, etc). Everything on my desktop is a shortcut to something stored on a separate drive from my OS.
haha yeah I asked her and she says she would care a lot (spent a lot of time on it) if it got erased. that is the only thing on my computer of hers. So what all do I need to move to make sure nothing is erase? If i go my documents > games > the sims 3 that should be everyhting right? There is a saved folder in there. Can I copy that whole sims3 folder on to the 2tb drive then back over?
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I don't play the sims, but some games keep them in other directories or require some process.

I'd check on google for people that have done it before.
    
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I don't play the sims, but some games keep them in other directories or require some process.

I'd check on google for people that have done it before.
haha I didnt think you did just thought it would be the same for all games. I'll google it
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Ok while moving every thing... (steamapp is big!) I was wondering how to I find my favorites file for google chrome and can I save my sticky notes?
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Don't know about sticky notes - but your favorites in both Chrome and FireFox and IE can be exported using either the file menu or the bookmarks organizer.

FF exports a .json and I think Chrome exports a.... html file?

I can't remember, but you only need to re-import them after reinstall. My steam apps is like 40 gigs, but it beats downloading 40 gigs on reinstall. I usually copy and walk away to do something else.
    
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Don't know about sticky notes - but your favorites in both Chrome and FireFox and IE can be exported using either the file menu or the bookmarks organizer.

FF exports a .json and I think Chrome exports a.... html file?

I can't remember, but you only need to re-import them after reinstall. My steam apps is like 40 gigs, but it beats downloading 40 gigs on reinstall. I usually copy and walk away to do something else.

yeah same here it was like 40 gigs.. thanks so much for your help!
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No problem man, it has been a productive day @ work.

    
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No problem man, it has been a productive day @ work.

hahaha I am talking to you from work too. Very slow!
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Alright I am now and I can't get the first step.... how do I boot from the windows 7 disk it is not working...
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