Can't backup to intenal CD-R

  nickhick 10:12 15 May 2004

Hi there.

I thought that I'd use Windows XP Home edition's Backup utility to backup 'My Documents' to my internal CD-R internal drive on my laptop. However, when I tick "My Documents" and then press 'Backup now' I get an error message that says "The backup filename could not be used.........D:\ Backup.bkf etc. Please ensure it is a valid path and thay you have sufficient access."
Cannot Windows XP's CD burning application - a cut down version of Roxio's Easy CD creator, perform this function?
I can backup to other external drives such as a Zip drive or solid state memory card, so why not CD-R or CD-RW.?


  Eric10 21:12 15 May 2004

I've just tried this and got the same as you. If you click here you may find it helpful. I tried it but found the File option in my Backup was greyed out but that may be because I have 3rd party burning software installed. If you find the same then the best I can offer is that you could zip your files and "Send to" your CD burner. It means abandoning the Backup program but it worked for me.

  nickhick 09:09 16 May 2004

Thanks Eric10 for your suggestions.
I can already 'Send To' my various files etc to a CD-R or CD-RW etc by doing as you suggested or by dragging and dropping etc. but this does not give a backup file as such as in the true sense that the backup utility gives - it only copies your files to another location, which, as far as I'm concerned is perfectly good enough?

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