"Backup" on windows live onecare drive does not show up? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to use my d drive (350g) as my backup. i do not see it show up on the eligable lists of drives that i can use to backup to. i plugged it in and out and still didnt show up. That was per the directions. Anyone who can help me would be much appreciated..? its not an external drive. i have two 350 gig drives. i treat one as my main and the other i want to treat as a backup

    Monday, July 7, 2008 9:22 PM


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  • One Care does not support backup to internal drives but there is a workaround in this post - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2582583&SiteID=2


    Monday, July 7, 2008 11:03 PM
  • thank you!! i will look into this now. much appreciated..
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:33 PM
  • so i tried doing this but i have XP not vista...sigh Smile
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:51 PM
  • This works on XP as well.


    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:02 PM
  • Real stupid here but where is this on XP? Smile there is no start/network ? thanks

    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).

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:05 PM
  • In XP open MY Network Places>Add a network place, use the setup wizard to browse to your destination drive.


    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:25 PM
  • grr.
    i select my network, then is asks me to select msn communities or choose another network location..not very intuitive Smile
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:51 PM
  • Way more information than you need, but this link:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040 explains XP File and Printer sharing.

    Basically, select a folder on D: to share. Right click the folder, and select Sharing.




    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 4:51 PM
  • i just did that yet when i go to setup backup the d drive STILL doesnt show up as a drive i can back up to? am i missing something. i need ot make an internal drive my backup drive> thats it Smile
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:23 PM
  • It won't show up as a drive. It will be a network Share.

    You need to enter the path to the Share in the OneCare settings for backing up to a Network Share:




    where pcname is the name of your PC and sharename is the name of the Share you created for the folder being shared.


    Note that this will *only* be possible if you select Centralized backup and make this PC the hub PC. if the Share is on another PC, you aren't restricted by Centralized backup.




    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:55 PM