I've just bought LaCie External Desktop Hard Disk USB 2.0 500GB two days ago.
So far I have three problems with it: 1. The salesperson left me under impression that this product comes with a software that has a 'sync' feature as an option. What I understood is that suppose I backuped a document in LaCie. Then every time I make any changes in that document I could just click a backup button, and the LaCie software would sync my updated document with the previous one. So I don't have to do the replace procedure manually. The software that came along with this product does not have such a feature. Moreover, it cannot even ask me whether I want to replace the existing file or not. It frivolously renames my file but putting some numbers in front of it. I really don't like it doing this. Q: I wonder if LaCie provides any sync software that would be compatible with this hard disk?
2. I tried to backup my entire C drive (total 128 GB) of my laptop.. In more than 10 hours, the happy message came up telling me that the backup process was successfully completed with some minor errors. Then when I tried to open it to see what had been backupped, it showed that the folder was empty. So more than 10 hours for nothing. Moreover, when I try to delete it, it looks like the system is trying to delete a bunch of files (my entire C drive, I guess). So, the folder is not empty, but appears to be empty. Q: How to make the data visible, not 'empty'?
3. My laptop is only 1 year old. it's Toshiba Satellite U205-5067, 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM, (5400RPM). Windows Vista. It runs pretty fast. The backup process is slower than I expected. Q: What could be a problem?
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Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to
an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk
mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their
original locations. There are three main steps to using MySafe,Connecting an external USB hard drive,Backing up files to the external USB hard drive,Restoring files to the Ethernet Disk mini (if necessary) Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your
Ethernet Disk mini via the USB port on the back. Use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible. While connecting an external hard drive make sure your Ethernet Disk mini is turned on and connected to your network.Turn on the external USB hard drive.Connect the external hard drive's USB cable to the USB port on the back
of the Ethernet Disk mini, just like you would connect the external
hard drive to your computer.Confirm that the drive is
properly connected. Log in and click on the Administer HipServ link.
Click on USB External Storage under System. To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to
the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the "Backup"
column of the file list.When you back up files to MySafe, the
Ethernet Disk mini duplicates the file path in MySafe so that everything
you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original location.
So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will appear in
MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file.
Always click the Safely Remove Drive button on the USB External Storage
before unplugging your MySafe external hard drive. Wait for the
interface to change and for the Use Drive button to appear before
disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet Disk mini. Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before
disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive.
Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an
external hard drive.
You have to run the "Recover" option of the software that was used to back up the data. The files are packed in a foreign format that has to be unpacked by the saving backup software. You should have an option to restore selected files to your working are on your hard disk drive.
Which software and version was used to backup the files?
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Did you try showing "hidden folders and files"? In the Explorer, select the Tools menu, and pick Folder Options. Select the View tab and in the list enable "show hidden files and folders". You can also try showing system files (so choose not to hide them).
That should show you all files and folders on the disk.
Do make sure you are logged in as a user with admin rights.
Have you tried showing hidden and system files? In the Windows Explorer, go to the Tools menu and select Options or Folder Options. In the View tab, scroll in the list and make sure show hidden files is selected. You can also unselect the 'hide system files' option.
When you move files to the Trash on a Mac you are just marking the files to be deleted next time you empty the trash. You are not actually deleting them when you move them to the trash. They will continue to take up space on your drive until you empty the trash.
Emptying the trash will delete everything in the Trash folder regardless of which drive it is stored on. If you have files you are not certain you want to delete that are located on your internal drive, open the Trash folder and move them temporarily out (like to the desk top), then empty the trash to delete all the ones on the external drive that you do want to clear off.
You will see that the free space has increased on the external drive. Now put back in the trash the files from your internatl drive you were thinking of deleting but not certain you wnated to (if that is your reason for not wanting to empty the trash. I'm not clear on why you would not want to delete them.)