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How do I back up my computer with an iomega portable hard drive?

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  • 1 ***** the size of files you need for taking the backup. Files having graphics, sound and videos occupy more space than a simple text file.

    2 Plan the future requirements and consider the space needed accordingly.

    3 Choose an external drive of 20 GB or above to store huge data backups.

    4 Get an external hard drive and connecting cables to attach the drive to your computer.

    5 Select the data you want for backup. Organize the data into folders and sub-folders for easy find. Financial data, digital photos and music can form priority data for backup.

    6 Connect the drive to your computer. Use the drag and drop options for taking the backup.

    7 Remove the drive after properly ejecting by right clicking on the task bar on the desktop.

    8 Keep the external drive away from the place where you have your computer when done. If your computer gets damaged due to any unforeseen reason, you will have your entire data safe in the external hard drive. It minimizes the risk of data loss.

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    SOURCE: IOMEGA eGo portable hard drive won't copy files from mac

    Format your hardrive for Mac OS:
    Go to Disk Utilities under the go menu in your finder. Select the external drive and click on the erase tab. Clikc erase again and it formats the drive. You can now copy files onto the drive.

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    SOURCE: My Iomega Portable Hard Drive will not boot up

    Hi Jim,

    This may be a boot order issue. Can you boot the drive when it is unplugged?

    Then, if you can, does it work if you plug it in after windows is up and running?

    If the answer to both is yes, then you need to enter your BIOS/Setup as the computer first starts, with the Iomega drive plugged in and select your hard drive as the first boot device.

    If you can provide us with more detail, we can give you the specific steps. Either way, comment back and either tell us it work or tells us more about your computer... Make & Model, and we'll do our best to walk you through it.


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    SOURCE: computer doesn' t recognize iomega eGo portable

    a windows update may have run and killed the drivers...try rolling the system back to before the problem started, then if updates run again..and set them to download but dont install..install them updates and see if the problem re-appears.

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    SOURCE: PC not recognising Iomega Prestige 320gb usb portable hard drive

    Does the drive show in Device Manager? Right click on 'My Computer' and select properties, the open device manager.. Navigate down to Disk Drives or Hard Drives, click on the plus sign and see if your drive is listed. If it is, then right click on the drive name and open properties for the drive. Click on the 'Volumes' tab and hit the 'Populate Button'. It may be the disk just needs initialising, then reformatting before you can use it. If it does need initializing, a wizard should appear to guide you through the process!
    If this doesn't solve your problem, try using a different USB cable and/or USB ports on your computer, and ensure to unplug all other USB devices other than keyboard & mouse.

    Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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    SOURCE: need to find drivers to be able to use my portable hard drive

    iomega website download the driver there or

    you may try control panel /add remove hardware /
    it may have retained the driver in c drive

    Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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