File and settings transfer memory required?

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Hello,

If the intention is to use the Files and settings transfer wizard to create
a backup to cd, how do I predetermine the size of the eventual backup file?

A friend and I both used this function. He had 30gigs of used space and 7
gigs of files and settings which after transfer used up 180mgs. I had
7 gigs on hard drive used and 3 gigs of files and settings which after
transfer was 1.7gigs.

Why such a difference? Based on amounts of memory before transfer, assuming
compression ratios are the same since set by default, we were expecting a
much smaller resulting file after transfer in my case than his.

Any explanation and suggestions?

Daniel
 
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You can select what you want the wizard to save before it collects any
info,select diffrent settings,youll get diffrent size of data saved.

"Daniel P. Levesque" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> If the intention is to use the Files and settings transfer wizard to create
> a backup to cd, how do I predetermine the size of the eventual backup file?
>
> A friend and I both used this function. He had 30gigs of used space and 7
> gigs of files and settings which after transfer used up 180mgs. I had
> 7 gigs on hard drive used and 3 gigs of files and settings which after
> transfer was 1.7gigs.
>
> Why such a difference? Based on amounts of memory before transfer, assuming
> compression ratios are the same since set by default, we were expecting a
> much smaller resulting file after transfer in my case than his.
>
> Any explanation and suggestions?
>
> Daniel
>
>
 
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I prefer to use an external hard drive for FAST. Can you borrow one?

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"Daniel P. Levesque" <daniel_levesque@nb.aibn.com> wrote in message
news:BE3BA16D.91D7%daniel_levesque@nb.aibn.com...
> Hello,
>
> If the intention is to use the Files and settings transfer wizard to
> create
> a backup to cd, how do I predetermine the size of the eventual backup
> file?
>
> A friend and I both used this function. He had 30gigs of used space and 7
> gigs of files and settings which after transfer used up 180mgs. I had
> 7 gigs on hard drive used and 3 gigs of files and settings which after
> transfer was 1.7gigs.
>
> Why such a difference? Based on amounts of memory before transfer,
> assuming
> compression ratios are the same since set by default, we were expecting a
> much smaller resulting file after transfer in my case than his.
>
> Any explanation and suggestions?
>
> Daniel
>
 

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