Hello, I am knew to the forum. I am inquiring about computer backup. I plug an external drive into my desktop PC for backup. I have instructed the backup to include my libraries... which should include my photos and video files (family keepsakes). After I backup, I go to the external drive (external drive F:) and look at the files and see "Backup_2016-05-08 134347". I just backed up the system today 8/14/2017... so I'm not sure if the backup file title should show the new backup date? That is question one, now my main concern: I can't open the backup file (only option is restore) so I don't really know if my library files are there and safe. Is there any way of knowing if the library files were included in the backup and that they are (should be) safe? As a safety precaution, I manually selected all my library files and "sent" them to the external drive. Maybe overkill? I am concerned about using up all my storage space (3TB). I have used 1.4TB of the 3TB drive with 1.3 TB free. But I am currently transferring all my old VHS tapes to digital to give to my children, so I foresee needing much more storage. FYI the backup file is 18.8GB... I can only assume the libraries are safe in backup.
Thanks and Regards... t44
Edited by t44, 14 August 2017 - 09:28 PM.