So I'm doing a backup, manually. I copied some folders in wich there is all my files (I only save things inside them). Now I want to save application data. So in case I lost the programs, I can reintall them and with the appdata restore the settings of those programs (I will not backup the installed programs). I have considered two options for doing this: 1) Back up all "Users" folder 2) Back up "Appdata" folder (wich is inside Users folder)
I want to know two things: if these are reasonable back up strategies, and the second important thing: The appdata folder doesn't get copied. It takes too much time it doesn't seem like the process of copyng to the external drive is normal. I think the fact that is a hidden folder may have to do. It seems like it's trying to copy the same thing over and over (thought this is probably my imagination). It remained 10 minutes or more in a loop where it said there was 0% remaining, 0 bytes remaining to copy, thought it couldn't finish. Also, the folder it's 5 GB size, but when copying it says in the dialog only 236 MB. With other folders there was a blue bar that filled at the rythm the copying process was in progress, but in this case there is no blue bar. What could be the problem? Is appdata constantly changing so that it can't be copied (this can also be completely wrong, only a hipothesis).