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seagate/memeo FreeAgent GoFlex no supported by win8


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#1 blondlily5

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

trying to back up my files/pic/music etc.  My external HD is not being recognized.  help what can i do?  arrgh not a friend of Win8



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:23 PM

There is an update for the software from Segate GoFlex Update
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

I followed the instructions, my EH is still not being supported by my version of windows



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:21 AM

The Segate dashboard software won't run on Windows 8. Uninstall it and use windows explorer. If you open windows explorer and click on network you should see the Segate drive. Click on the Segate and browse the folders. When you click on the drive if it opens in your browser you will need to map a network drive letter to the Segate. The drive location would be \\Drivename(or ip address)\.You should be able to put that directly into the address bar in explorer and view your files. Then use the same location for your Mapped drive for easy access. If you use the backup software from the dashboard you will need to find a different solution.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:29 PM

Instead of using the third party software, use something like Acronis, or Windows 8 File History to the network drive.  If you are using Windows 8 Pro, you can backup to a Network drive.

 

I would suggest just saving documents to the Network drive, save nothing to the computer itself.  That way if it does crash, all you are doing is having to restore an image of the OS and the software.  You can use a cloning tool such as Paragon's Image backup to clone the whole drive, so you can restore back to what it was before the problem, if you have to wipe and restore.  http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/image-backup-for-windows-8-create-clone-images-of-your-hard-drive/

 

This explains how to use the built-in windows backup to create an image in Windows 8 http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/using-windows-8s-hidden-backup-to-clone-and-recover-your-whole-pc/

 

Acronis is by far one of the better tools out there for cloning drives.  http://techsultan.com/how-to-clone-hard-drive-using-acronis-true-image-2013/



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:56 PM

I can personally reccomend True Image 2013. Windows 8, Server 2012 is the whole reason I had to change imaging and backup Software. Acronis works perfectly and has been long before other vendors

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