1st backup


J

Jack

I just built a new computer and loaded Windows XP Pro as
an OS. I tried to do a backup using the backup utility in
Windows and selected my CD burner as a destination for
the backup. When I click to proceed w/the backup, I get a
message which says:

THE BACKUP FILENAME COULD NOT BE USED "D:\BACKUP.BKF".
PLEASE INSURE IT IS A VALID PATH, AND THAT YOU HAVE
SUFFICIENT ACCESS.

It IS a valid path and I should have sufficient access as
an administrator. Does anybody have any idea what I'm
doing wrong?

TIA
Jack
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315255&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Use Backup to Back Up Files and Folders on Your Computer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308422&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Copy Information to a CD in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;306524

HOW TO: Schedule Tasks in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308569&Product=winxp


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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

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| I just built a new computer and loaded Windows XP Pro as
| an OS. I tried to do a backup using the backup utility in
| Windows and selected my CD burner as a destination for
| the backup. When I click to proceed w/the backup, I get a
| message which says:
|
| THE BACKUP FILENAME COULD NOT BE USED "D:\BACKUP.BKF".
| PLEASE INSURE IT IS A VALID PATH, AND THAT YOU HAVE
| SUFFICIENT ACCESS.
|
| It IS a valid path and I should have sufficient access as
| an administrator. Does anybody have any idea what I'm
| doing wrong?
|
| TIA
| Jack
 
L

Lochmila Larbo Sr.

-----Original Message-----
Jack:
"Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices"
us;315255&Product=winxp
As a workaround, backup to a folder on your hard drive and then burn it to
CD.
A better solution may be to invest in a more sophisticated backup program.

Late of Zellweger, nee MDA, perchance?
 
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R

Rick

Wouldn't it have been easier just to tell Jack that Win XP can't use
msbackup to a CD?
 

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