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I don't know how to access my Western Digital Backup. I have no icon to click.

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  • sands111 May 28, 2008

    I haven't used this product for awhile although it's connected and I think it's working. I'd just like to see what I put on it a long time ago. I can't find it anywhere on my computer, but it's sitting here, with it's little blue eye glowing.

  • sands111 May 28, 2008

    It's connected through USB and it's designed to look like a black book. In the little installation book that came with it, it's called WD Backup.

  • sands111 May 29, 2008

    Thanks very much, JYO, but I'm afraid I'm completely in the dark herel I don't know if I have the WD Media Center or any Dual Option stuff. It only calls itself a WD Backup. It's too bad when people do as I've done, which is to buy things and then not know how to use or even access them.

    Thanks a lot for trying to help me. I must be beyond help.

    Shirley

  • Jyothish nv May 11, 2010

    Hi



    Are you taking about western Digital HDD?when you connect to the computer through usb



    Jyo

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If you have a WD Media Center, Dual-option Combo, or Dual-option USB external hard drive, you can use the Retrospect Express software that comes with the drive to create a backup schedule that will backup your data onto the drive.

To setup an automatic duplicate schedule in Retrospect Express 6.5 on a PC, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Start Retrospect Express by pressing the Automatic Backup button on the front of your Media Center external hard drive after you have installed the Retrospect software and powered on and connected the drive.

  2. You will be presented with the Western Digital Automatic Backup Wizard. Click Next to continue.

  3. Highlight the drive(s) that contains the data you wish to backup and click Next. To select multiple drives or folders, hold down the Ctrl key and make your selections.

  4. You will have a choice to backup your documents only or all files, make your selection and click Next.

  5. Highlight the drive you wish to copy your data to and click Next.

  6. You will have the option to run the data duplication daily or once a week. Make your selection and click Next.

    • If you choose a daily duplication, you will have to select the time that you'd like the duplication to start each day, then click Next.

    • If you choose a weekly duplication, you will have to select the day and time that you'd like the duplication to start, then click Next.

    • If you wish to run the duplication one time when you are finished setting up the schedule, check the Start the backup now box and click Finish. Otherwise, just click Finish.

    • You will see the Automatic backup button glow a solid blue. When the blue light is on it indicates that the automatic duplication schedule is enabled and your duplication is set to run at the scheduled time.
For the duplication to run successfully, you must have both the computer and drive powered on and connected correctly at the scheduled time.

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