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  • I am trying to backup my computer onto a flash drive but the Onecare says it cant find my flashdrive or that it doesn't recognize it. What can I do? 

     

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:50 PM

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  • Your flash drive may now be large enough to support backup. What is the capacity of the drive? Can you access the flash drive via Windows Explorer? Besides the total space, how much space is free?

    -steve

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:15 PM
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  • Your flash drive may now be large enough to support backup. What is the capacity of the drive? Can you access the flash drive via Windows Explorer? Besides the total space, how much space is free?

    -steve

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:15 PM
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  • I think it is 2MB and how would I  access it through internet explorer

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    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:18 PM
  • Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer. Click on My Computer - the list of files and folders is displayed in Windows Explorer. You should see the drive and be able to determine the size and space free. If it is 2 megs, it won't be large enough to use for backup, but I suspect you mean 2 gigs - which is probably also too small for a backup. There used to be a minimum of 8 gigs, but I don't recall if that has been lowered.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:24 PM
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    I have a 300GB drive that OneCare won't recognize.  The problem started when I ran out of space on the drive, my backups filled it up.  There is no simple way to manage the backups on the drive.  I couldn't delete the old backup files because of a "do not delete" attribute placed in each folder and on each file.  My only choice was to reformat the backup drive.  I have done that and now the drive is not recognizable by my backup tool (OneCare).  I can see and navigate the drive in Explorer.  Can you help?

     

    Please create a "Manage Backups Tool" that would allow us to choose to overwrite old files after x number of backups.  Or at a minimum, a way to delete the old files.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 10:25 PM
  • Now that the drive has been formatted, reset your backup plan:

    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.

     

    Go back to the backup tab, configure backup and click Change Settings in the lower left once again.

    Select your PC and click.

    Click Turn on backup

    Select the change location link and select the drive you want to use for backup

    Modify the schedule as desired for "When"

    Select the file types as desired for "What"

    Click next and save the revised plan with the new selection.

     

    -steve

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 5:46 PM
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