Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you have to restore the backup with the same software that made it.
Probably this program is installed in your work pc and not at home.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Its the rubbish software that Seagate have bundled with their drive which will not allow you to backup the system folders. Solution is to use another backup utility, a google search will quickly locate numerous FREE software products which will alow you to copy anything. Unfortunately when you start googling about this drive you may be quite distressed about your purchase, as i have been :( Problems lay ahead with this drive due to inadequate cooling.....
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
This tutorial describes the procedure to recover one volume when
Step 1 - Get, install, and start ZAR
Download and install ZAR just like you do with any regular program.
When you run it, ZAR displays the window like the one below:
Step 2 - Select processing mode
Step 3 - Select physical device to recover
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
SOURCE: Can I use my passport
You can use your WD Passport to sychronize data on multiple computers, you just need to set up the other computer name (e.g. "Work computer")using the software.
WARNING: Do not think that theyourWD Passport, using the WD Sync software, is a
backup drive; it is NOT !
As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a
computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup
software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
erase the data from the internal hard drive (computer) and resynchronize, as
this will cause the data that WD Sync stored to the Passport to be deleted."
This is why you are hearing so many people saying that they are deleting the
WD Sync software, reformatting, and using the WC Passport as a true backup
drive where you can actually see the files that you are backing up, rather
than a bunch of unrecognizable sync files that likely don't have all the files that you thought you "backed up".
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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