Back-up files to hard drive? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My computer keeps trying to download back-up to CD/DVD, how to place in hard driver? Using Win ONECARE program.  Thanks,  ediel5

    Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:53 AM


  • You cannot point the OneCare backup to an internal hard drive within the PC without a workaround involving Centralized backup and creating a Network Share on the drive. I don't recommend it. The concept of a backup is to make a safe copy of your data on other media.

    You can backup to CD/DVD, an External Hard drive, some flash based media, or a Network Share.

    If you do not have any of these available and are willing to accept the risk of data loss in the event of a hardware failure, you can disable backup.

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.



    Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:43 PM