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  • Can a backup be created on a shared internal drive?
    Monday, July 23, 2007 1:19 PM

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  • There is a post by kumaaragiritirumaladevaraya in this thread that explains how to do this - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1849788&SiteID=2
    Monday, July 23, 2007 3:11 PM
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  •  JimR1 wrote:
    There is a post by kumaaragiritirumaladevaraya in this thread that explains how to do this - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1849788&SiteID=2

    My sincerest thanks

    Monday, July 23, 2007 3:39 PM
  • I have discovered another way to enable an internal hard drive as a OneCare backup device, without requiring registering the PC as a Hub PC.  This worked in Windows Vista Home Premium [YRMV in other OS].

     

    First, I clicked Start / Network / Network and Sharing Center -- then I turned ON File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing, and I turned OFF Password Protected Sharing.  (If you use a password on your Windows logon, then I would suggest leaving this turned ON.)

     

    Second, I clicked Start / Network -- then I clicked on the icon for my pc (KIRK-PC, in my case).

     

    Third, I right-clicked the icon for my second (internal) hard drive (e, in my case), and clicked Map Network Drive, then I left the option set to Z for the new drive letter, and clicked FINISH (if you have Password Protected Sharing turned ON, this is where it would ask you for the password, but since mine was off, it just went on and) -- a new window opened showing (\\KIRK-PC\E) (ZSmile -- and I was ready.

     

    Fourth, I entered Z: for the network location in the OneCare backup settings, and it happily recognized this as a "networked drive".  I then ran backup, and it worked just fine.

     

    You're welcome.

     

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 6:06 PM
  • Greg, thanks for the post. I locked and pinned your other copy of this post as an announcement, since this is a common request.

    -steve

     

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 6:14 PM
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