Planning on getting a new pc shortly and want to back up the old drive so I can transfer programs and files over to the new pc. Have a external HD that has plenty of space on it, so I thought I would just copy the whole C:/ drive. Seems there is always something running in the background so it won't work that way. How can I save all my files including those hidden ones that I would be able to do a search for them once the new PC is up and running? Thanks, Glen Wanna kill these ads? We can help!