How to "back-up" your files?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:52 am    Post subject: How to "back-up" your files?

I have heard of the repeating advice of "back-up" your files and well that all nice and whatnot. But, the question that I have (a rather stupidly) is simply put, how? Do you just "Copy and Paste" the entire game file? Or just part of it?

I do apologies if this thread seem stupid.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:04 am    Post subject:

Probably the entire game file. I wouldn't know, never done it before.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject:

Tilanus has made a rather excellent description in the how-to-instal.TAA thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject:

Hm, I could ask a friend if he could write a little program which does the work for you, like the modloader for the AS fan patch, but well, let's see if he has enough time for it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject:

Hi All,
I installed a fresh version of Aoe3 and then burned it all to a Disk (4GB)
Then it will take at least 40 mins to overwrite!
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject:

Augustus Black wrote:
Hi All,
I installed a fresh version of Aoe3 and then burn it all to a Disk (4GB)
Then it will take at least 40 mins to overwrite!
That's NOT how you make a back-up. lol

You make a copy of the folder on your own hard drive. You can read how to make a backup in the FAQ thread in the General Discussion forum.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:38 am    Post subject:

Copy all the things! lol

Seriously though, I make copies of all the important files and have them moved to a backup folder in My Documents for every game I run with a mod that requires you to edit the game.

I think that was suggested somewhere, actually.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject:

I do the same thing to swap between mods lol
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject:

skhsri wrote:
I do the same thing to swap between mods lol


(Thumb's up) Good man! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject:

I tried to do the copy thing, it totally (censored) my aoeIII, and i had to reinstall the game fully. It took me a day, because my idiot friend was holding hostage my vanilla lol
This is what happened when i got to him bloody
I was so (censored) pissed off
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject:

Isn't this thread a bit old to be posting in (seeing as it was originally created in fall 2011!) ?

Anyhoo, I just copy and paste the entire folder.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject:

yep, copying and pasting works
Fri May 25, 2012
post b4 me was then.
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