Thank you for your response John_of_Ross_County & Nettie.
I do have all the .rmgc files from the start backup up on an external drive along with all the documents and photos I gather, I just don't work off the external. I work off my G drive. I too move the old files and keep about 10 backup files on the G drive. I ran across some data "I thought" I had inputted because it was all highlighted as being done (the reason for my questions) -- I may not have.
Nothing is wasted, it is always great to hear what others do!! thank you.