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    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    memory sticks/flash drive
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    • 7th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    memory sticks/flash drive 7th Feb 18 at 2:02 PM
    I need a memory stick to back up pictures and documents, so I need a good one.
    Has anyone had a Toshiba memory stick.
    Otherwise, which brand is best, SanDisk, Integral, Cruiser or Kingston?

    TIA
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    • TonyMMM
    • By TonyMMM 7th Feb 18, 2:06 PM
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    Don't use memory sticks as a backup - even the good ones fail. Use them for short term storage or moving files.

    For backup use a proper external drive and have a second back up elsewhere (maybe cloud based).
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 2:22 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 2:22 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 2:22 PM
    I do have an external drive - a Samsung 1TB . I am trying to do a back up of my photos using the Kaspersky back up feature onto it but it seems to be spending hours 'preparing data' and I don't think its doing much. It didn't take this long to back up my Data(D) drive, I used Macrium Reflect to do that. Will the photos, music, videos be in the backup on there anyway I can't seem to see what is in there.
    Thanks for your help
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 2:26 PM
    Don't use memory sticks as a backup - even the good ones fail. Use them for short term storage or moving files.

    For backup use a proper external drive and have a second back up elsewhere (maybe cloud based).
    Originally posted by TonyMMM
    I don't know how you do a cloud based back up, sorry, not very technical.
    I'm still trying to find out if pictures in Google get deleted if you delete them off your phone.
    There are some on my phone that I want to put on my laptop, then delete from my phone. Google isn't linked to my laptop.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 7th Feb 18, 3:21 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:21 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:21 PM
    Google isn't linked to my laptop.
    Originally posted by Oddjob

    Just log into google from their home page
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 7th Feb 18, 3:25 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:25 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:25 PM
    I used Macrium Reflect to do that. Will the photos, music, videos be in the backup on there anyway I can't seem to see what is in there.
    Thanks for your help
    Originally posted by Oddjob
    f you used Reflect to create an image of your drive, you have to re-instate that image onto a drive to see what's in that image, you can't just open the macrium-created image file.
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    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 4:26 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:26 PM
    f you used Reflect to create an image of your drive, you have to re-instate that image onto a drive to see what's in that image, you can't just open the macrium-created image file.
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Thank you but how do I do that?
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 4:33 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:33 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:33 PM
    Just log into google from their home page
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    I have logged into Google from their home page but my photos from my phone aren't there yet my phone says they are.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 7th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
    have you got back up & sync switched on?
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 7th Feb 18, 4:43 PM
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    I have logged into Google from their home page but my photos from my phone aren't there yet my phone says they are.
    Originally posted by Oddjob
    Have used the same email that you used on your phone?
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 7th Feb 18, 4:45 PM
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    By any chance do you pay for Amazon Prime? If you do, there's unlimited photo storage online available
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 4:53 PM
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    have you got back up & sync switched on?
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    Have I got it switched on where? The photos on my phone come up that they are on Google, they seem to go on there on their own but my laptop photos aren't.
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 4:59 PM
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    Have used the same email that you used on your phone?
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    I thought I had but when I try to log in with my email address that I thought I had used it says it doesn't exist.

    When I log in with my phone its going to my gmail address but there are no photos there when I go to images.
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 5:00 PM
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    By any chance do you pay for Amazon Prime? If you do, there's unlimited photo storage online available
    Originally posted by ringo_24601
    No I don't do Amazon Prime.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 7th Feb 18, 5:04 PM
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    Why don't you just copy over the photos manually from your PC onto the external 1TB drive? There is no need to do it using software

    In terms of memory sticks.. I've never really had any problem with any brands. I have a 128GB USB stick that's taken quite a beating, and that was just a cheap one - https://www.mymemory.co.uk/mymemory-128gb-usb-3-0-flash-drive-25mb-s-red.html
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 7th Feb 18, 5:29 PM
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    Why don't you just copy over the photos manually from your PC onto the external 1TB drive? There is no need to do it using software

    In terms of memory sticks.. I've never really had any problem with any brands. I have a 128GB USB stick that's taken quite a beating, and that was just a cheap one - https://www.mymemory.co.uk/mymemory-128gb-usb-3-0-flash-drive-25mb-s-red.html
    Originally posted by ringo_24601
    Thank you, it has now finished putting the photo file on the external hard drive but it took ages, it is now taking ages to do the same to the video folder and I think there is only a tiny video of a couple of minute long on there. I might have to try and put the music on manually. I don't know if they would have been moved over anyway when I copied the Data (D) drive onto it. I can't get in to the backup file to look.
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 7th Feb 18, 5:37 PM
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    f you used Reflect to create an image of your drive, you have to re-instate that image onto a drive to see what's in that image, you can't just open the macrium-created image file.
    Originally posted by GunJack
    I felt sure I'd seen the option to mount a macrium reflect image and browse it so i looked and found https://www.howtogeek.com/226436/how-to-mount-a-macrium-reflect-backup-image-to-retrieve-files/ there are limitations as mentioned but you may well be able to access and retrieve individual files.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 7th Feb 18, 9:04 PM
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    Thank you but how do I do that?
    Originally posted by Oddjob
    boot the pc with the Reflect DVD/USB you should have already created, plug in the external drive you have the image saved on, and restore the image to the drive of your choice
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 7th Feb 18, 9:08 PM
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    I felt sure I'd seen the option to mount a macrium reflect image and browse it so i looked and found https://www.howtogeek.com/226436/how-to-mount-a-macrium-reflect-backup-image-to-retrieve-files/ there are limitations as mentioned but you may well be able to access and retrieve individual files.
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    Ooh, looks like I may need to get a newer version of Macrium, I'm pretty positive my (somewhat older) version doesn't support this - nice find kb
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 8th Feb 18, 8:17 AM
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    Have I got it switched on where? The photos on my phone come up that they are on Google, they seem to go on there on their own but my laptop photos aren't.
    Originally posted by Oddjob
    you need to either download google backup & sync on your laptop or upload the images on your laptop to google photos.

    they won't back up themselves like on your phone
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