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Back up glitch question

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#1 OldPhil



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:54 AM

Last week I got a couple 128 gig USB sticks to do backups on one laptop and my tower, the tower was simple just plug in the stick and the do you want to use this for backup came up.  I was off and running no problem what so ever.  This morning it was the laptop time, I plugged the stick the only thing I got was "open folder to view files.  The auto play menu is of no use, what is the best way to go from this point.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:40 AM



"open folder to view files

I don't understand the question Phil, at this point just close the Dialogue Window and do your backup.  Ahh, I think you are trying to use File History?  Why don't you clarify what program you are using and what exactly you are trying to backup, just personal files?


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:22 AM

And, based on my experience of having a flash stick suddenly have either a physical or a logical failure, I recommend having two twin sticks for each computer you are making backups for.

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