I am having problems backing up on my vista laptop. The other week I set it up to backup to CDs on the CD drive. I am trying to change this to backup on the external Seagate HD on the D:\ drive. In the backup & restore center, it shows the D:\ drive correctly against 'where to save files.
I then select the backup option, but nothing happens except for a small window saying 'The last backup failed'. I know it did because I changed my mind about backing up to disk. Then a larger error window opens telling me that there is a corrupted file system and I should use the disk-error checking tool. Where is this?
The other folders and files in the external seagate appear to be ok.
If you go to the start orb and click on computer.Then right click on your ddrive (external Seagate) and choose properties then click the tools tab and the option to check the drive for errors is at the top.
Many thanks for this, both. I am embarassed to say this, but everything worked last night as it should. Heaven knows what I was doing wrong before!
However, looking at the backup files, they are zip ones and clicking on them, one can't see the individuals files.
What I would really like is a backupfolder which contains exact copies of the files. I have used 'Handy Backup' in the past, but wondered if there was anything similar built in to Vista. Apparently not? I suppose I could do a 'copy and Paste' every now and then.
Many thanks, Peter99co. I have downloaded Karens Replicator and it has done a backup sucessfully - just what I wanted. The only (slight) disadvantage seems to be that it has to be minimised, as opposed to being an icon which works in the background, for it to work. Therefore, presumably, I will have to open it after the pc is powered up. Or have I misunderstood? Is there a way to put an icon in the bottom rhs ?task bar (or whatever it is called)?