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Windows 7: Trying to backup to mapped drive . . .

16 Mar 2011   #1

Window 7 32 bit
Trying to backup to mapped drive . . .


I am trying to set up backup to a mapped network drive.
The server name is "Server1", and it is mapped as J: on my workstation. The name of my workstation is "Workstation1".

The following string doesn't work in the backup dialog "Network Location" field:

Any suggestions?


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16 Mar 2011   #2


The J doesn't matter, it's just what you picked for your local machine.

Network-wise it doesn't know if you picked J, R, T, X or whatever.

Anyway, are you trying to send data to Workstation1 or Server1?

The proper phrasing would be

(or \\server1\c$)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2011   #3

Window 7 32 bit


Thanks for your reply.

I'm trying to set up a backup job (using the Windows 7 "backup and restore" feature). I used the syntax you suggested in the "Network Location" field, but no luck. Perhaps the problem is a permissions issue of some kind (error message is "the specified network location cannot be used".)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Mar 2011   #4

Win 7 64b Home Premium

Windows 7 Home Premium won't see network drives.
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