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Home PC I had thids hard drive for backup at work. We added a server so I brought it home to use as a personal info back up. I wanted to format and erase everything so I could put my data on it. I cannot get my PC to recognize the drive. I do not have the original CD driver or manual it came with. Can I download the drivers to make it work?

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You will have to reformat the drive. What operating system is your home computer running?

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Hi , I just copied my hard drives to my new Passport Essentials SE using the WD Smartware software, I do not like I have to manually switch between my two internal hard drives to back up so I would like to...

As far as I remember WD just copies the software into the PassPort drives and you don't have to install anything you can just run the software from the drive. If that is still the case then first take a backup of that software (basically copy that software folder to some place in your internal drives) then format the drive (make sure you select NTFS as the file system for the drive when formatting).
Formatting will erase all the files in the drive so make sure you have backup of you personal files also.
Formatting also resets the drive back to factory setting (if you want the WD software back then just copy it from the backup to the PassPort drive).

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Hi, I bought a Seagate GoFlex a couple of days ago and successfully backed up my Mac at home. However, when I went to use the GoFlex on my PC at university, the PC was not reading the goflex. Thanks.

Did you reformat the FreeAgent drive when you backed up the Mac? If you use Time Machine or other backup software for the Mac, you had to reformat the drive. If you want the PC to read the disc, it must be formatted in a FAT32 or NTFS file system. The Mac OS formats discs in the HFS+ (extended hard drive format) system.

Unfortunately, if you reformat the disc to a Windows compatible format, you will lose your current backup. The drive will be as a large media transfer disc but not for the backup images. This site, , has information on splitting the hard drive into two partitions, one HFS+ and one FAT32. Then you could have your backup on one part of the GoFlex and still transfer files from the Mac to the PC and vice versa.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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My Book Home Edition 500 GB hardrive has been shaky lately and now everytime i plug it in it says K: Drive not formatted do you want to format now? It doesnt even pop as My book just the K: drive and when...

This is a sign of a failing drive. Its probably, bad sectors; or a pcb that is about to fail. I would advise you to backup this up promptly. for more information on data recovery.

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How do you start a backup on WD My Book

There are so many ways to do that.
1) Run the backup utility software that comes with the drive. choose the files you want to backup and select the drive as the destination for the backup.

2) Use Windows 7 backup software from start, Control Panel, system and security, backup and restore. Select the files you want to backup and select the drive as your destination for the back.

3) you can copy and pest the the File you want to backup to the drive.

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Tring to back up pc to elements 1 tb external hd

Fat32 simply means that your hard drive can only read files up to 4GB, format your external harddrive using file system NTFS then try to back up all your files again. Hope it helps you...

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I have brought a Western Digital Drive WD5000G032 home from the office with a lot of backup data that was transferred to it over ethernet. I am trying to copy it to my home server for additional security...

It's a usb drive no drivers are needed. It may be blown if it's not showing up when you plug it in. When you transferred the data, was it plugged into the usb port and showing up as the drive that was receiving the data. I would check the machine that you used to transfer the data from it may have transfered it to a different drive, as this portable would have had to have been selected in the computer receiving the download or it would have gone to the C drive by default, and may be sitting on that computers drive.

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My Book has stopped backing up my Mac?

hmmm..perhaps it's full? how big are the backups, and how is your backup set up, overwrite or overlap?

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Error copying file or folder

One of the most important yet overlooked elements of PC maintenance is data backup. If you do not perform regular backups, chances are your productivity will eventually suffer from data losses or a failed Windows installation.

All versions of Windows after 3.1 ship with a free backup utility called Microsoft Backup. It is not the best backup program available, but it may be sufficient for your needs. (Backup is better in later versions of Windows. Microsoft recommends Win98/Me users purchase a third-party utility.) If you want more control over your backups, consider purchasing a third-party program.

Backup is part of the System Tools utility. However, Setup does not install it by default in Win98/Me/XP Home. If you cannot locate Backup, visit the Microsoft support site and query for article No. 152561 (Win98), No. 264541 (WinMe), or No. 302894 (WinXP Home).

In Win98/Me, click Start, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Backup. To create and run a backup, click the Create A New Backup Job radio button and click OK. Follow the prompts to create a full or partial backup. If you want to create a backup set and run it later or run an existing backup set, open Backup and click the Open An Existing Backup Job radio button and click OK. You can now access the main Backup dialog box.

In Win2000/XP, navigate to the System Tools utility and select Backup. Click the Backup Wizard button. If you do not see a Backup Wizard button, click the Welcome tab. In WinXP, the wizard will start automatically if you are in wizard mode. Follow the prompts to create your backup set.

When you reach the last dialog box, Completing The Backup Wizard, you can click the Advanced button to create a backup schedule (this option is not available in Win98/Me). When you reach the When To Back Up dialog box, select the Later radio button and click the Set Schedule button. Perform data backups on a schedule that is appropriate to the importance of your files (once a week is a common timeframe). You should also perform a system backup at least once a month.

If you do not want to use the wizard, or you are working with an existing backup, open Backup and click the Backup tab to access the main Backup dialog box.

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Adding an external hard drive to a home wireless network

Try setting configuring the privledges setting. Make sure there the network setting is correct, and make sure all user accounts have admin access to network

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