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April 10, 2004

Welcome to the latest issue of Argentum Newsletter. This issue will bring you up to date with what we have done over the recent weeks to further improve our software and services. Read on. As always we would love to hear your feedback at .


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  1. Windows Backup Guide. New!
  2. Components of Windows Backup Guide.

Windows Backup Guide. New!

We are proud to announce a new, authoritative document from Argentum: Windows Backup Guide. Today we're announcing a major new section at our web-site, which contains comprehensive information about data backups, useful tips, tricks and best practices to protect and back up data on any Windows computer including 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003. Formerly, this was a classified information, a part of the Argentum Backup's patented AutoAnalyze (tm) technology. Now it is available online in free public access at:


This backup guide focuses on backing up in general, assists you in finding important data on your computer, explains you how to locate folders and files on your computer, that may be recommended for regular backup. The following topics are covered in detail: My Documents backup, Outlook data backup, E-mail backup (Outlook Express), registry backup, messenger backup (ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, AOL), system folders backup and more...


If you manage a web-site, or own a news-letter, you are welcome to place a link to this guide! We'd much appreciate it. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding this guide.

Components of Windows Backup Guide.

The Argentum's Windows backup guide from above is actually the lengthy document with several subsection pages. The main page contains some information in general and an index:


It includes basic information about importance of backing up, and a few key principles of backup:

  • Back up regularly, back up often.
  • Keep several backup copies.
  • Be selective, know what's really important.
  • Organize your folders.
  • Use backup software.

Important information about My Documents, My Videos, My Pictures, and My Music folders, and a list of common file types to back up:


Information about Windows registry and how to locate and back it up under Windows 95, 98, and ME. A few comments regarding registry on Windows NT, 2000, and XP, are also available:


How to locate and back up Outlook Express e-mail, news, and address book:


Information about Outlook and where and how you can locate its data in order to back it up. Personal folders (.pst), offline storage (.ost), address book (.pab), rules (.rwz), favorites (.fav), signatures, templates and more:


Information about MSN Messenger from Microsoft Corporation, ICQ Messenger from ICQ Networks, Yahoo! Messenger from Yahoo!, AIM (AOL) Messenger from America Online, and more:


In-depth study of folders where Windows stores user's data: user's documents, start menu items, desktop icons, favorites, recent documents, send-to locations, Internet cookies and history items, program files and system components, as well as, the application data and all user profiles. A must read!


Again, you are welcome to evaluate the above content, and eventually place a link to any of the above pages! The information presented there is of great value and may be helpful to many computer users, including beginners and computer literates. Let us know if you have any problems, or don't know how to set up a link. We'd be happy to help.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
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