I have been using Windows Live OneCare for quite some time now and I am enjoying the protection. It seems to be working a lot better than other vendors I have used in the past. In this blog, let’s go over how to backup your files using Windows Live OneCare.

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We will begin by opening Windows Live OneCare from the Start menu. Choose the Backup files link and the Windows Live OneCare Backup wizard will walk you through the process of backing up your files. In order to backup your files, you must have an external hard drive or a CD-R\DVD-+R drive. Either method will work and you are given a choice on how to proceed.

After you choose a method, the wizard scans your computer and allows you to choose what file types you want to include in your backup. You can even click the Details link to view the files that are going to be backed up. I really like this feature.

If you have special folders or additional files that did not get picked up by the scan, you can manually add a folder or file during the wizard to make sure you have not missed anything.

A summary is provided with the total size of your backup and the estimated time to complete the backup. If you are using a CD/DVD, you are provided with the total number discs you will need.

Now it is time for you to sit back and relax. Go get a cup of coffee. Play a game of Backgammon as Windows Live OneCare backs up your files. When the backup is complete, the disc will eject from your computer.

For more information on Windows OneCare, see my previous posts or click on the tag onecare.