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Installed Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive with Shadow software. The "first-time" backup failed because "The specified file could not be encrypted." Strange. I did not ask it to encrypt. The files I want backed up were created in Windows XP with encryption turned on. What do I need to do to get the Toshiba Shadow to complete the backup? Thanks Dean Rochester, NY

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? does it work when you turn off encryption

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Toshiba backup software


im assuming you want to back up your laptop

Determine how much space you'll need to back up your Toshiba laptop's hard drive.

If you are intending to back up your entire hard drive, or have a lot of video and music files you want to save, you'll likely need an external hard drive.


On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

Separate your video, music, pictures, games and documents into separate folders.


Right-click each folder and then click "Properties." Do this for your C: drive, too.

Locate the "Size" or "Capacity" section on the "General" tab.


The number to the right indicates how large the folder is, with all the files included.

This information should give you an idea of what kind of secondary storage system you'll require. If you're looking at over 100GB of storage space needed, you'll probably want an external hard drive.


Purchase an appropriate drive that includes backup utilities.

Some external drives and USB drives come with backup software.


Once you install and configure the software, all you have to do is press a button--either on the drive itself or on your computer's desktop or taskbar--to start the backup process.


Schedule your drive's utility software to back up your Toshiba laptop files once a month.

Your USB or external drive should be plugged into the laptop on the scheduled backup dates.


Store your most important files on an online storage facility, such as Mozy, DropBox or Toshiba Online Backup.

In case anything causes damage to both your laptop hard drive and your spare drive, you will still be able to access the files online.



http://download.cnet.com/macrium-reflect-free/3000-2242_4-10845728.html


Backing up your computer shouldn't be a tedious task. Macrium Reflect Free Edition makes file backup incredibly easy thanks to its intuitive user interface and helpful wizards.

bonus its free

hope this helps

Oct 03, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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How to back up HP quality Center


<p>Back up important files and programs a valuable need, even for novice users. Use the Backup utility and Restore Center in Windows to support it in the backup software programs, such as HP Quality Center. HP Quality Center is software for use by quality professionals. Microsoft recommends that you use an external hard drive to use the backup program to save, but you can also backup to DVD, CD or USB stick. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Connect the external hard drive on your computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click "Start" and "Backup and Restore" in the search box. Click "Save and Restore" result. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click the "Create Backup". Select the external hard drive in the selection and click Next. Click the "Let me choose" option to a file select window. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Select the "HP Quality Center" on the list, and then click Next. Click "Save Settings and Run Backup" to start backing up files from the software. <br />

on Jun 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to backup and monitor a desktop computer


<p>The computer systems are based on the memory and storing information. However, as the crash of a computer system, causing loss of data, all previously stored information. All computer systems, servers and personal computers, users can backup storage disks to store and to store information - in case of system failure. Creating a backup system is completely dependent on the operating system on the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Press Start. Select "Control Panel". <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect your external hard drive on the computer begin transmitting and storing files on your external hard drive. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click on "maintenance". Choose Save and Restore. " <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Choose your external hard drive and choose "Configure a backup." A wizard will appear and give you further instructions. While the setup wizard, you can schedule backups, and select where your backup files to save. Under Windows, the recommended storage for backing up files and programs on an external hard drive. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Show your stored files by choosing "System and Maintenance" and select "Backup and Restore". On the menu, select "Find files" or "Search" folder to the contents of your backup view. Because Windows will automatically create backup files when it is supplied, you can check or change the scheduled backup for "Schedule backup" to monitor the dates and times for the safety of a system. <br />

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Toshiba backup software


Determine how much space you'll need to back up your Toshiba laptop's hard drive.

If you are intending to back up your entire hard drive, or have a lot of video and music files you want to save, you'll likely need an external hard drive.


On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

Separate your video, music, pictures, games and documents into separate folders.


Right-click each folder and then click "Properties." Do this for your C: drive, too.

Locate the "Size" or "Capacity" section on the "General" tab.


The number to the right indicates how large the folder is, with all the files included.

This information should give you an idea of what kind of secondary storage system you'll require. If you're looking at over 100GB of storage space needed, you'll probably want an external hard drive.


Purchase an appropriate drive that includes backup utilities.

Some external drives and USB drives come with backup software.


Once you install and configure the software, all you have to do is press a button--either on the drive itself or on your computer's desktop or taskbar--to start the backup process.


Schedule your drive's utility software to back up your Toshiba laptop files once a month.

Your USB or external drive should be plugged into the laptop on the scheduled backup dates.


Store your most important files on an online storage facility, such as Mozy, DropBox or Toshiba Online Backup.

In case anything causes damage to both your laptop hard drive and your spare drive, you will still be able to access the files online.



http://download.cnet.com/macrium-reflect-free/3000-2242_4-10845728.html


Backing up your computer shouldn't be a tedious task. Macrium Reflect Free Edition makes file backup incredibly easy thanks to its intuitive user interface and helpful wizards.

bonus its free

hope this helps

Oct 03, 2012 | Toshiba PH3100U1EXB 10TB Desktop External ...

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I originally downloaded NTI Backup Now EZ software from the Toshiba website to use with an external Toshiba hard drive I purchased and have been running both "File and Folders Backup" and...


Hello bobdurack
I'm not shure this is the solution but it's a possibility : has the letter of your external Toshiba eventually changed ?
Regards ,
fanaudi .

Mar 28, 2011 | NTI Backup Now EZ Software

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I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell laptop. It has not completed one backup since I installed Toshiba 500GB portable drive which came with backup software installed on it. While trying to run the backup...


This issue needs to go back to Newtech. They can guide you through the issue. Is the external drive LARGE enough? Windows backup takes huge amounts of room. I suggest Handy Backup Pro, it can pull backup across networks, and push the data to drives and ONLINE locations.

Jan 21, 2011 | Newtech Tech InfoSystems NTI Backup Now EZ...

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Response to your Suggestion re: transferring files to external hard drive


This depends entirely on how the backup program you use works. Usually they will go with whichever file/folder has been edited most recently, so if you edit them on your backup drive, they will not be replaced by the ones on your C drive. It would probably be easier just to edit them on your C drive and let the backup program do all the transferring, though.

Also, if your drive comes with one, you should usually use it, and no, having two would be inadvisable because you would end up with two identical sets of your data on the same drive, which serves no logical purpose. 

Hopefully that is a more exact answer!

Dec 22, 2008 | Toshiba 250GB TOSHIBA USB 2.0 PORTABLE...

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I bough a portable hard drive it is deleting imformation every time i delete information from my computer the portable hard drive does the same


You must have installed software that probably came with the portable hard drive to back up or sync files. The backup/sync option is doing just that on your back up drive. Open the software you installed and tell it not to delete files that you delete on your computer.

Jul 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Western Digital My Book external drive which has been working perfectly. However during an automatic backup yesterday it returned a message that the backup failed and the reason was "system...


That will typically mean that the backup software was trying to backup a file that was deleted sometime between when the initial index of all the files was made and when the actual file was to be backed up. This typically happens with temporary files or files in a browser cache or similar. If you were using your machine at the time of the backup, it is even more likely to occur. I would suggest you look at the log file and see exactly what file(s) wasn't backed up.

Mar 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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