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    What format will data files be in after copy?

    A friend's system crashed and we are going to reinstall Windows but before we do we want to backup some data files. I booted up into Knoppix 5.0.1 and was able to find the Windows folders using Konqueror. Now that I found the files I am going to try to copy them to a CD. What format will these files be in? Once I reinstall Windows, will I just be able to copy the files over straight from the CD?

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    They will be fine. KNOPPIX mounts and reads any windows file system. If you copy the files to CD, they will be intact and in an ISO 9660 (CD) format.

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    the files may not copy well to a CD. See my response at the end of the next topic. The files need to be massaged into the format for a CD and burned onto the CD. A USB hard drive or a network hookup to a computer with FAT32 drive is what I usually use.

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    Use k3b to burn the files to cd. It should read just fine in any late windows machine. Unless you change them, the files should be in their original formats.

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