A friends laptop is in desperate need of reformatting. Its slow, full of stock bloatware, and is often freezing and Excel has those stupid memory problems. The only reason i havent reformatted it is because he uses the laptop to run his business... and files are EVERYWHERE! PDF scan ins, private pictures, Quotes, Invoices, letters you name it, and its not in nice files either. My question is ... what can i use to back up all of this information and then load it back on? Otherwise i need to spend a good 3 days manually going through ALL directories finding files I think are important, and then once thats done then do the reformat. The problem with that is Manual is very iffy and i am guaranteed to miss something and what I deem as not important may be important to my friend. My friend is older and is limited in skill with computers. So i want to know, what can i use to back up all those files while leaving the trash behind? Like I dont want to back up recycle bin and temp files, and book marks, bloat software, those crappy trial laptop games and all that general S*** that he has no use for I just want whats important, like all word, excel, pdf, outlook emails, outlook contacts.