Problem is that I am not that computer literate so do not know how to format the external hard drive. The other question is that I ma not sure that Retrospect is that good. I have just tried to update it on line, went into help and from there clicked update and nothing happened as though they had gone on holiday so I wonder if there is a good user friendly software package out there.
Are you using a Macintosh, if so, which operating system is it using, Leopard, Tiger, etc.?
Macs aren't my thing I'm afraid. but this link click here might help until a Mac user comes along. If you are going to format the drive, make sure any important files you have on it are backed up somewhere safe and you can retrieve them easily.
Cracked it and then I thought that I had set it up to do a back up or shpould I say duplicate and when I came back in the external hard drive was full so I formatted it again and now I will have another go.
I just checked the size of the External hard drive and found it was only 275GB which would have been enough when I bought it a yera or so ago. However, although my C drive is only 81GB the new drive that I had put itto the computer a year ago to put my photographs and videos into is 214GB a total of 295GB so it looks as though I need to buy a new external drive for backing up. Any sugestions would be welcome with the proviso that I would prefer an uncomplicated set up.
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