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  • Hello,

    I set up Windows Live OneCare on my desktop and my wife's. I am the "Hub" computer. My wife's computer and I can easilly share the 3 printers we have. We both use the same network name and I can "see" her computer.  She has a Maxtor External Hard Drive. She can backup to it with OneCare. When I try to backup to that drive I can't even "see" the hard drive. I thought I could backup both computers on one drive. Is there a way to do it?

    Thanks
    Jim
    Tuesday, December 4, 2007 9:40 PM

Answers

  • You have to Share the drive from her computer so that you have full read/write access on the drive. Then you can configure your backup to use that drive.

     

    This article will help you set up the Share:

    http://ecross.mvps.org/howto/share.htm

     

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 2:39 AM
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