December 13, 2016

Can I still keep all of my files when switching over?

OS switchover

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Of course.  Just back up (copy) your documents to another device (ie. external hard drive or flash drive) and restore (paste) them to your home folder after switching over.

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You aren't giving much information to help you. Windows to Linux? Dual boot or Linux only? What kind of files? Do you need special programs to open the files? Any time you choose to install a new or additional operating system, you should backup your important files to CD, DVD, USB, or external hard drive. If you don't... you may lose them if things go wrong. 

 

Linux can open any typical graphics file (JPG, PNG, etc). It can open PDF's and most Microsoft Office documents. Some MS Office files may not open or open properly (using LibreOffice), especially if you use macros or MS Access databases. Some specialized files can be exported to formats that can later be imported by Linux programs.

 

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