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I have a new WD drive I want to have as a back up. Using the Data life guard tools cd Files will not copy over to the new drive

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Re: copying hard drive


in windows xp (is that what we're talking about here?)
go to Start
Search for Back up files
Back up files to tape topic
In the explanation there's a link to the Backup Wizard
Follow the instructions, when it asks to where to back up, just browse to my computer, to the WD drive and there you go, it should take care of itself. You can probably set it up to do this automatically through Events on the Control Panel.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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