I thought I could copy the whole of my local disk (C) and then if my system went 'belly up' one day I would have a complete copy of everything on my pc....Prog Files/XP Home/Windows Word/Encarta/Office/ etc,etc. Is that not correct?
Also, how do I close files that are in use as you say so I can backup or am I getting the completely wrong end of the stick and am as daft as I feel !!!?