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My Notebook - Archive Your Files

    Archive files for HP Z-Book users:

    1. onnect or insert the blank drive (or one you don't mind wiping) to the notebook;
    2. In Windows Explorer (yellow folder) right-click on the drive letter corresponding to your external drive
    3. Choose "Format" to completely erase the drive and be sure to pick Ex-FAT format if you want to enable use on Mac or Windows computers.
    4. Drag and drop files to make manual copies of entire folder and sub-folders or individual files
    5. click the usb icon in the bottom right system tray and choose eject before physically unplugging the drive

    Alternatively (or in addition) we recommend utilizing Google Backup and Sync to perform automated backups to your Ringling Account Google Cloud unlimited storage.

     

    1. Search for backup and sync in your start menu or type in Cortana search bar
    2. Open Google Backup and Sync (it should be pre-installed)
    3. If not already installed sign in to drive.google.com and click the gear icon at the top
    4. Download and install Google Backup and Sync
    5. choose which folders you wish to automatically backup

    For more detailed instructions or assistance please contact IT Support.

     

    Archive Files From a Mac OS X Notebook

    You can use an external storage drive to archive your personal files from the notebook:

    1. connect or insert the blank drive (or one you don't mind wiping) to the notebook;
    2. Open Disk Utility from /Applications/Utilities
    3. Format (completely erase) the drive as Ex-FAT format to use on Mac or Windows
    4. drag and drop your personal files to the selected media;
    5. verify the files copied to your selected media;
    6. eject the media and label it properly.

    To be more specific, you will want to navigate to your "home location" on the notebook and archive all files and folders listed there. To access to the home location on the notebook:

    1. click on the Finder (leftmost icon on the dock);
    2. click on "Go -> Home" on the menu bar.

    Alternatively (or in addition) we recommend utilizing Google Backup and Sync to perform automated backups to your Ringling Account Google Cloud unlimited storage.

     

    1. Sign into drive.google.com
    2. Click the gear icon at the top
    3. Download and install Google Backup and Sync
    4. choose which folders you wish to automatically backup

    For more detailed instructions or assistance please contact IT Support.

    You should archive all the folders and any other files listed at this location. You should see the following folders:

    1. Desktop
    2. Documents
    3. Library
    4. Movies
    5. Music
    6. Pictures
    7. Public
    8. Sites

    In addition to these files and folders, you will want to archive any other files within your hard drive that may have not been saved to the user's home location. You can access these files by double-clicking on the hard drive icon located on the desktop. The icon may be titled "Macintosh HD." If you have created more than one user account on the notebook, repeat the steps for each user you have created.

    Students who have installed BootCamp will need to archive any files stored in their Windows partition, as it will be erased during the installation of a new Mac OS.

     

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