XP BAckup Utility Problem


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wizzman

When trying to us my backup utility, I am having this problem:

1. I go into SYSTEM TOOLS, BACKUP
2. LOOKING FOR BACKUP DEVICES
3. B/U ALL INFO ON THIS COMPUTER
4. I CHANGE BACKUP FROM A:\ TO BACKUP TO D:\
5. I then receive
"THE BACKUP FILE NAME COULD NOT BE USED"
"D:\BACKUP.BKF"
"PLEASE ENSURE IT IS A VALID PATH AND THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT ACCESS"

What am I missing here???
Thanks.
 
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wizzman

I did try. I tried copying all of c:\ to d:\ but received the distination
folder is a subfolder of the sorce folder.
 
L

Leonard Grey

If your D: drive is an optical drive, you need to know that Windows
Backup does not backup directly to optical media. You'll have to backup
to a location on your hard disk and then burn the resulting file to a CD
or DVD as a separate step.

While we're on the subject of burning optical disks, you also need to
know that XP's built-in CD burning utility does not span disks. That
means you need to ensure that your backup file fits on one CD, which may
mean you'll have to backup in stages.

Is this inconvenient? Yes, it is. But keep in mind that, like other
utilities bundled into Windows XP, the built-in backup and burning
utilities are not intended to compete with fully featured third party
software.

An aside: Please do not post in caps. It's considered rude to do that in
a newsgroup.
 
W

wizzman

Thanks!

Leonard Grey said:
If your D: drive is an optical drive, you need to know that Windows
Backup does not backup directly to optical media. You'll have to backup
to a location on your hard disk and then burn the resulting file to a CD
or DVD as a separate step.

While we're on the subject of burning optical disks, you also need to
know that XP's built-in CD burning utility does not span disks. That
means you need to ensure that your backup file fits on one CD, which may
mean you'll have to backup in stages.

Is this inconvenient? Yes, it is. But keep in mind that, like other
utilities bundled into Windows XP, the built-in backup and burning
utilities are not intended to compete with fully featured third party
software.

An aside: Please do not post in caps. It's considered rude to do that in
a newsgroup.
 
L

Leonard Grey

You're very welcome. If you are intending to backup regularly, which is
a very wise thing to do, you will find that third-party backup software
can make the task simple and easy.
 
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philo

wizzman said:
I did try. I tried copying all of c:\ to d:\ but received the distination
folder is a subfolder of the sorce folder.

What kind of burning software are you using?

If you are trying to use XP's built-in cd burning.
as you can see, it's rather limited...
but it appears you are using it incorrectly.
 
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