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Windows XP Backup?


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#1 Boomyal

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

I thought my easy backup solution was found when I ran into XP Backup. It lets you choose exactly what you want to back up. I didn't follow it thru to the end but I'd heard that it lets you set up a regular proceedure that you don't have to set up everytime.

Here is the hitch. When I got to the part where you choose where to back up to, my H: drive (external USB drive)was not shown as an option. It did however list 4 usb drives that make up my card reader.

What do you suppose is going on here. The backup is useless to me without access to the external drive.

Are there other Backup programs that I can download that might not have that problem?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:46 PM

Not sure what is happening here. If the drive shows up and can be accessed under my computer you should be able to back up to it no problem
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

Not sure what is happening here. If the drive shows up and can be accessed under my computer you should be able to back up to it no problem



Hmmm! Sorry to hear that. It does show up in under 'my computer'. I manually copy and paste various folders to it all the time. That's why I was glad for the prospect of a program that I could pre-set and do it all with the push of a button.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:25 PM

Make sure it shows up in My Computer BEFORE you start the backup program. Some microsoft software isn't written well and so plugging in the USB device won't enumerate in all the software all the time unless you do it before it asks the operating system what devices there are.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:47 PM

Make sure it shows up in My Computer BEFORE you start the backup program. Some microsoft software isn't written well and so plugging in the USB device won't enumerate in all the software all the time unless you do it before it asks the operating system what devices there are.


Thanks but it is plugged in continuously. I may try to start BackUp one more time to see if it does the same thing.




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