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How do you start a backup on WD My Book

How do you start a backup WD My Book

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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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I PLUGGED IN MY WD MY BOOK ESSENTIAL 500 GM BUT I'M NOT GETTING A WIZARD OR ANYTHING IN ORDER TO START A BACKUP. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START A BACK UP WITHOUT ANY INSTRUCTIONS :)


Download a program called discovery from WD, it is free. When installed, plug in the drive and run the discovery program. Your drive should work properly. Then you can download the backup program, also free. When you run that one it will guide you through the process. Please let me know how it works for you.

Aug 29, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Windows says: Error 12, Backupdestinaton not availabe ?


Hope this will helps
1.Quit WD Anywhere Backup - right click on the icon in the task bar
2. Go to C:/Users/<yourname>/AppData/Roaming/WD/WDAnywhereBackup/instances
3. In there you'll find the folders containing each of your backup plans
4. Open the XML document in there using an XML editor (I used XML Marker - simple to use and free from http://symbolclick.com/xmlmarker_1_1_setup.exe )
5. You'll see a line in there saying "<Key Name="dest" Value="\\unknown xx-xx-xx-xx.lan\Public\My WD_Backup" />"
5. Change the 'unknown xx-xx-xx-xx.lan' to the name of your drive - Use WD Discovery to remind you if you don't know. It's the name in the left column
6. Save the XML
7. Do the same for the XML file in C:/ProgramData/MemeoCommon/autobackup
8. Restart WD Anywhere Backup and it should be working again

Oct 29, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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My external backup will not back up and to use I need product number.Where can I find it?


The my book essential only comes with a trial version of Memeo / WD Anywhere Backup, which can only be used for 30-days. Your only option to use the backup software with the drive, is to purchase it. However, you could use another software or alternatively manually copy / paste your data over to the drive.

If it's any help, windows also has a built-in backup and restore function.

WinXP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup

Vista - Start > In the search bar, type: Backup. Open the executable.

Win 7 - Open my cumputer > right-click on your C-drive > select properties > select the 'tools' tab and select 'backup now'

Jan 16, 2010 | Western Digital 320GB MyBook External USB...

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WD My Book Studio Ed. (Mac) - 2TB - stopped working for no reason


plug your drive in to your computer, right click
on my computer and bring up disk manager,
open disk manager and see if your wd drive
shows up. then reinitialize the drive and this
will hopefully solve your problem.

Aug 21, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

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Wd my book 160 gb causes system memory hogs system memory computer slows xp


i dont think so, if only you are using WD my Book for backup purposes, but if your My Book are being use for system of windows then it might be true... why, because from this relay USB connection to your My Book is only 2.0, while internal hard disk are most capable to operate system than your WD My Book... its for backup only...
If your computer is slow try to scan of use a program tuneu utilities to optimize the system and remove unnecessary registry or program..

Jun 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Wd notebook/my book help


Hello purplebubble,

Purchasing the notebook for backups was a smart move. It's always good to have backups. When you plug the notebook into your computer, it will be assigned a drive letter like D:\ or E:\. When you open up My Computer you should see it with the other drives, like your CDROM, and C:\ Local Disk.

Go ahead and click on that drive and it will open to a blank page. That's ok! since you haven't put anything on it yet, it should be blank. When you create your backup, just make sure when the backup program asks you about where you want to place the backup, answer that drive letter, and the rest will take care of itself.

Good Luck, and don't forget to leave a rating.

Thanks Mark

May 23, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB...

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Software not finding drive


open My computer
do you see a drive othe than the c drive and cd rom?

Mar 07, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB...

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Applications Intallation window did not run


setup.exe will help to install a wd anywhere backup software and also few other softwares which is compatible for windows not for mac

Aug 20, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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External hard drive disk space


Hi

Is it showing the 300gig in the properties? if yes then try to copy with command mode,If again its given problem then u need to backup your data and format the drive, then try copying.I think it will work.

T.Boopathy

Aug 17, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Product key


Hi Guys,
Not all WD have inside the box a software product key for booldy Memeo Auto Backup thing. You need to buy the software and until wou get tha cash you can use free trial version.
They are quite pathetic how the trick the clients with unfriendly software provided by a "third party".
So we need to dig for more cash for the "master of puppets"
Next time I will buy only products with hard and soft inclucluded in the box. I on a learning "curve".
Here I attached the answer from teh WD site:
Cheers, Calin
WD Anywhere Backup
WD Anywhere Backup comes on our drives as a 30 day trial version software only. In order to use it, permanently, you will need the product key. The following Western Digital products come packaged with the product key:
  • Drives With Product Key - My Book Home, My Book Office, My Book Studio, My Book World, Passport Elite, My Book Mirror, and WD ShareSpace

  • Trial Version Only - My Book Essential
Your product key can be found in the installation manual, on a sticker, in the technical support section. If you have one of the drives that comes with a product key, and your installation manual does not have the product key sticker, please contact us using the Ask WD A Question page for a replacement product key.
Memeo AutoSync
We do not provide a product key for Memeo AutoSync. Memeo AutoSync is a 30 day trial version, and you will need to purchase it from Memeo in order to obtain a product key.

I hope that helps!

Dec 29, 2007 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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