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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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