I have a 250 gb LACIE eternal hard drive and I am trying to back up my extensive photograph collection. I have a folder with about 100 sub folders containg maybe 10000 images, anyway about 70 gbs worth. When I tried to drag the folder over it started to go then it reached a particular picture and stopped staying the path was invalid. I the tried moving individual folders and it did the same thing.It does it at random, sometimes it will transfer the file it had problems with when I try again.there seems no rhyme or reason. I just want to back up my folder and have spent all weekend and have only transferred about 3 gbs.1 any ideas?
Tried acronis, it stopped saying various files didnt exist.(They do I checked them ,they are there) I can back up large files on my extra internal Hard Drive, just not this external firewire one.I can back up anything individually ,just not in bulk?
Hm, file transfer should not be a problem with drag and drop! I moved a 125 GB file (with subfolders) to my Maxtor 300 GB ext drive using this method and that took only a few hours (A good excuse to go to the pub!)
Acronis should do the trick; may be worth doing a disk check also for any errors.