File Backups


Windows 7 Backup

What To Backup
Below is a listing of common file storage locations you may want to consider when backing up files on your computer. Be aware that this list may include applications that you do not have installed on your computer. Please note that when you see <profile> that this refers to your user name on the computer. For example, if I log in to the computer with the user name “john doe” then when I want to locate files for my user profile I will replace <profile> with john doe.

For a video demonstrating how to perform a data backup, please see below

Please Note: This video demonstrates a limited data backup. Your backup may require other programs and files.

Item Location
Cmap Files: • Open Cmap
• Under the Edit menu select Preferences
• Make sure General is selected to find out where your Cmap files are being saved
Desktop: C:\Users\<profile>\Desktop
Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos: • C:\Users\<profile>\My Documents (or Documents)
• C:\Users\<profile>\My Music (or Music)
• C:\Users\<profile>\My Pictures (or Pictures)
• C:\Users\<profile>\My Videos (or Videos)
Firefox Bookmarks: • Open Firefox
• Click Bookmarks & Select Show All Bookmarks
• Click Import and Backup
• Click Backup
• Save the backup file
Chrome Bookmarks: • Open Chrome
• Click Customize and control Google Chrome
• Select bookmark manager
• Click Tools
• Select Export bookmarks
• Select location to backup bookmarks
• Click Save
• Click Export
Internet Explorer: C:\Users\<profile>\Favorites
OneNote 2016: • Open OneNote
• Click the File tab
• Click Options
• Click Save & Backup
• Under Save make note of where OneNote is saving files
• You may also hover your mouse over your notebooks in OneNote to find out where they are being stored.
Outlook 2016: • Open Outlook
• Click the File tab
• Make sure Info is selected
• Click Account Settings
• Select Account Settings
• Click the Email tab to find out where your email is being stored
• Click the Data Files tab to find out where your email is being stored
• Click through the remaining tabs to locate any additional information you may need
Sticky Notes: • Go to Control Panel-> Folder Options->View-> Under Hidden Files and Folders-> Select Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives

• C:\Users\<profile>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\StickyNotes.snt

For more information regarding how and why to backup your data, please see Why backup?