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where save my files, what partition

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I bought a week ago a DELL Laptop Inspiron N5050...suppose i create my files, docx, xls etc where must saved, where is my files save partition? I can see ONLY one drive C:/? must saved to "Documents" folder since is this the file partition, or...where?

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  • Hi,

    Welcome to the Community. If you were referring to creating a backup of your personal files using Dell Datasafe Local Backup, then you will need to save those files on to a DVD. Use the below links for help.



    Thank you


  • I do not mean backup, but normal file savings where saved, is any partition for this?

  • You must create your own data partition. The general procedure is: 

    1. Reduce the size of the system partition (C). This will leave unallocated space in the disk.

    2. Create a new NTFS partition using this unallocated space.

    This can be done safely using Windows Disk Manager. But this program can leave a too large system partition. A "good" size for a system partition with Windows 7 x64 is 100-120 GB. If Windows Disk Manager reports that the new system partition size will be greater than this, defrag the system partition using Windows, and try again.

    If the size of the new system partition is still too large, you could use a third-party partition manager to reduce it further, for example a program from Paragon, or Partition Wizard.

    Before using a third-party program, create a backup of the system partition in an external USB disk, or at least check that you have the restore optical disks ready to use if necessary.


  • Use Dell Datasafe 2.0 to backup everything onto a 16 gig or larger USB Flash Drive before trying to change any partitions.  You can then recover should anything go wrong by Booting from the USB Flash device and putting the factory image back.   If you do not do this you will be unable to do it ever again once you modify the partition table.  This backup can even recover from a totally dead hard drive by reimaging and formatting a new blank hard drive.

    Article ID : 266301 Date Published : 2009-02-11 Journal ID : 9a60134f-1653-4ae2-b8c3-b79ff18ef921

    Creating a Full System Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    1      Click  then click   All Programs, click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 and click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.

    2      Click   Back up your files  then select Full System Backup.

    3      To backup immediately, click 

      Backup Now 


    To select the location to backup to, or to schedule regular backups, click  

      Edit Plan 

      and continue to the next step.

    4      Select the location to save your backup to.

    You can save your backups to your hard drive, to a rewritable CD/DVD using a CD/DVD burner, or to an external memory device like a 16 GIG or larger USB memory key or USB hard drive. If an external device you want to save to is not listed, make sure it is plugged in securely then click  



    Once your location is selected, click 



    5      To create a backup immediately, select   I will manually backup my system and click 



    To set a backup to be run at a later time, or to schedule a regularly occurring backup, click   Backup my system automatically (recommended) and specify the time and date(s) to run the backup then click 



    6      To change any selections, click 



    If you chose to schedule a recurring backup and would like to start an initial backup now, click   Start this backup now.

    Once satisfied with your selections, click



    Additional Information: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    Refer to the following links for additional information on Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.

    What is Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0? Article ID: 353560

    Creating Your System Recovery Discs with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353561

    Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353562

    Creating a Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353563

    Restoring from a Backup Using DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353564

    Upgrading To Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Professional Article ID: 353565

    Frequently Asked Questions: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353566

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  • you recommend create my own partition for my files, is this stop recovery partition to work?