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authorTiffany <>2011-01-04 11:25:17 -0500
committerTiffany <>2011-01-04 11:25:17 -0500
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+Deciding what files to backup and finding where they all are is the most difficult step when attempting to perform a backup. Below we list where most of your important files will be, so you can find them more easily.
+ <title>Your Personal Files and Settings</title>
+<p>These are usually stored in your home folder (<cmd>/home/your_name</cmd>). They could be in subfolders such as Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos and/or .evolution. If your backup medium has sufficient space, consider backing up the entire <cmd>/home</cmd> folder. This is the simplest way.</p>
+ If you are not able to backup all of <cmd>/home</cmd>, see below for a list of some subfolders of the <cmd>/home</cmd> directory to check for important files.
+<item><p><cmd>~/</cmd> represents your home directory <cmd>/home/your_name</cmd> </p></item>
+ <item><p>any file or folder name that starts with a period is by default hidden. To view these select <gui>View</gui> from the main menu, then select <gui>Show Hidden Files</gui> or press <keyseq><key>Ctrl</key><key>H</key></keyseq>.
+<table shade="rows">
+ <tr>
+ <td><p>Your personal files</p></td><td><p><cmd>~/</cmd>, <cmd>~/Desktop</cmd>, <cmd>~/Documents</cmd>, <cmd>~/Pictures</cmd>, <cmd>~/Music</cmd>, <cmd>Videos</cmd>, <cmd>~/bin</cmd>, and others</p></td> <td><p>Contain files you actively created.</p></td>
+ </tr>
+ <tr>
+ <td><p>Your personal settings</p></td> <td><p><cmd>~/.config</cmd>, <cmd>~/gconf</cmd>, <cmd>~/.gnome3</cmd>, <cmd>~/.local</cmd></p></td>
+ <td><p>Contain settings you set for your desktop and some programs.</p></td>
+ </tr>
+ <tr>
+ <td><p>System settings</p></td> <td><p><cmd>/etc</cmd> located in the File System outside of your <cmd>home</cmd></p></td>
+ <td><p>Your system settings. In general, you don't need to go outside of your <cmd>home</cmd> directory.</p></td>
+ </tr>