I have just upgraded from Vista to 7. That went well. Before I performed the upgrade I carried out a backup to a second HDD for the first time. I have just gone to search the back up and have dicscovered it is in 149 seperate files and one global catalogue. Apart from going through every file individually how am I able to put everything together? i.e all my photos, my music, individual games. I installed 7 on my other PC a couple of weeks ago and I manually made up files and placed what I wanted to back up in them. It was a bit of a task but am wondereing now if it was the smarter way. The back ups are on second internal HDDs. During installation I had to delete my internet security and the childrens' game "The Sims 2". Internet security I redownloaded but the Sims has all their saved games as well. At present "The Sims" is scattered amongst the 149 back up files. Thanks in advance, cogs Life was so much simpler in the '60's.