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Windows 7: Backup to a Network Drive


01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Backup to a Network Drive

I bought a WD Network Drive (that plugs into the router) but I cant get Windows Backup to recognize it. The program WD provided keeps crashing and will barley to crap.

Also, how do I get rid of all these useless folders?



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01 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZenixNet View Post
I bought a WD Network Drive (that plugs into the router) but I cant get Windows Backup to recognize it. The program WD provided keeps crashing and will barley to crap.

Also, how do I get rid of all these useless folders?
The folders on the network drives or the listings in your computer? BTW Acronis Home has no trouble backing to network drive and can convert a win 7 backup to acronis format and acronis to win 7 (just in case)

Ken
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01 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZenixNet View Post
I bought a WD Network Drive (that plugs into the router) but I cant get Windows Backup to recognize it. The program WD provided keeps crashing and will barley to crap.

Also, how do I get rid of all these useless folders?
The folders on the network drives or the listings in your computer? BTW Acronis Home has no trouble backing to network drive and can convert a win 7 backup to acronis format and acronis to win 7 (just in case)

Ken
As does Ghost.

@Zenix,
If you want to unmap those drives, you can right click on them then select 'disconnect'.
Or open a command prompt, (cmd.exe) and run net use
This will list all network shares/connections.
net use v: /d will delete the V: mapping.
use net use /h for the list of syntaxs that can be used.
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01 Nov 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Ken and Xarden are spot on. The only time it crashes is when you use the software?

Or is it problematic just accessing the drive?
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02 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I can access the drive just fine, I just need backup software because Western Digital crashes a lot. I want to use Windows Backup or Windows live Mesh but neither program recognizes the Wireless Drive.
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