Backing Up Files and Getting ready to move to Windows 8
All of your files should be saved to your named server folderYour Named User Drive - H: Drive on conestogavalley.org.


Backing up Files:

ALL ITEMS - on the desktop or on your C: drive like Folders, Documents, Photos will need to be placed in the Named User Drive - H: Drive. Only move the contents of the folders that need to be moved.
DO NOT DRAG YOUR C: DRIVE TO YOUR H: DRIVE.

Please look in the following locations on your machine for your extra files
To locate items that are saved only on your machine go to…

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Computer or This PC
Local C:
Users
Your Named Folder... Then look in the following locations
  • Desktop
  • Downloads
  • Documents
    • Outlook Files - Archives Files. You need to move them to your network drive and you must close out of Outlook to transfer the files to the network.
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • And drag any of the school related documents and files to your named server folder.


Favorites or Bookmarks -You only need to do this for the web browser you use

Bookmarks Favorites

In IE – Internet Explorer for Favorites (IE 11) Bookmarks
  • In the Menu Bar Go to File
  • Import/ Export
  • Select Export
  • Next
  • Check Box Favorites
  • Next
  • Select folder that you want to save
  • Browse to choose your location (remember the name of this file and where you saved this file)
  • Make a new folder – call it Bookmarks IE
  • Save to your named server folder
  • Choose Export
  • Finish

In Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks

  • In Menu bar
  • Click on Bookmarks
  • Choose Show all Bookmarks
  • Select Import and Backup
  • Select Export Bookmarks to HTML
  • Browse to choose your location (remember the name of this file and where you saved this file)
  • Make a new folder – call it Bookmarks Firefox
  • Save to your named server folder
  • Save

In Google Chrome Bookmarks
  • Go to the menu icon that looks like three bars –
  • Click Bookmarks
  • Click Bookmark Manager
  • Use the Bookmark manager to export the bookmarks and SAVE it to the network
  • Click Organize
  • Select Export Bookmarks to HTML file
  • Browse to choose your location (remember the name of this file and where you saved this file)
  • Make a new folder – call it Bookmarks Google Chrome
  • Click Open
  • Click Save
Note: if you are signed in to your Google account all of your bookmarks will be saved to the cloud. You can then sign into your Google Chrome on the new Chrome Web browser and all bookmarks will transfer.


ActivInspire

If you have a Promethean board you will also want to backup:
My Resources and Resources Packs, any Flipcharts that you may have saved in the My Flipcharts and My Profiles… (this is the settings for your toolbar on your Promethean Boards)
This is how to find them:
Open My Documents
  • Open the Activ Software folder
  • ActivInspire folder has:
  1. My Flipcharts
  2. My Resources
  3. My Profiles
  • Save this whole folder to your named server folder on the H: Drive.

Clean up and Store

Please also take this opportunity to review your files and only save what you need. Place any personal documents, pictures and music on an external device… like a flash drive, external hard drive or burn to CD.
Best practice for backing up data is to ALSO save to an external device and take a COPY home with you for the summer.