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Backing-up Data

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Backing-up Data

Laddie Bolden
I have backed-up data my desk-top and have used 100GB's with 187 free BG's remaining. I now attempted to back-up data on my lap-top. After backing-up to my lap-top the following message has been showing, "Destination is not Accesible." Will you please help me?

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      If using say a DVD, it might not be a good idea to use the same DVD disk for both computers. Where are you seeing this message? During backup attempt, or testing, on which computer? Need a little more information to help.

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      zd4us

      I have tried everything to fix this and cannot make it happen....please help if you can. Thanks.

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      Try a different disk in the drive...sometimes if you re-use a rewritable disk that has been "finalized", it can be difficult to add data to them. Optionally you can be sure and erase the disk prior to use. Also, to make sure it has been "mounted", open the disk contents in Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer; if the disk is readable, then you can erase the old contents and write the backup contents, if the disk is rewritable.

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      Forgot to add...if all of that doesn't work, then you may have a faulty optical disk drive, so you may need to try a different CD/DVD R drive.

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      Laddie Bolden

      I'm trying to back-up the data from my Lap Top to my "Maxtor One Touch 4 External Hard Drive." Each time I attempt to back-up data, I get the following message: "Destination is not accesible." This external hard drive is the same drive I have successfully backed-up data from my Desk Top computer. I thank you for your responses.

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      you might consider partitioning the drive into multiple partitions, one partition for each computer you are backing up to this hard drive. When you attach the hard drive, is each computer able to access the drive and its files? If not, then you may have "hidden" the drive with the first PC that you backed up with. Attach the drive to the first PC and see if you can view the drive contents, then using your OS partition the drive as needed.

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      rouschkateer

      Meaning, when you plug the external drive in, does it connect, and you can see it in the list of drives from Computer? If it is there, can you click on it and try to create a new folder from there?

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      If using say a DVD, it might not be a good idea to use the same DVD disk for both computers. Where are you seeing this message? During backup attempt, or testing, on which computer? Need a little more information to help.

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      zd4us

      I have tried everything to fix this and cannot make it happen....please help if you can. Thanks.

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      Try a different disk in the drive...sometimes if you re-use a rewritable disk that has been "finalized", it can be difficult to add data to them. Optionally you can be sure and erase the disk prior to use. Also, to make sure it has been "mounted", open the disk contents in Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer; if the disk is readable, then you can erase the old contents and write the backup contents, if the disk is rewritable.

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      Forgot to add...if all of that doesn't work, then you may have a faulty optical disk drive, so you may need to try a different CD/DVD R drive.

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      Laddie Bolden

      I'm trying to back-up the data from my Lap Top to my "Maxtor One Touch 4 External Hard Drive." Each time I attempt to back-up data, I get the following message: "Destination is not accesible." This external hard drive is the same drive I have successfully backed-up data from my Desk Top computer. I thank you for your responses.

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      you might consider partitioning the drive into multiple partitions, one partition for each computer you are backing up to this hard drive. When you attach the hard drive, is each computer able to access the drive and its files? If not, then you may have "hidden" the drive with the first PC that you backed up with. Attach the drive to the first PC and see if you can view the drive contents, then using your OS partition the drive as needed.

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      rouschkateer

      Meaning, when you plug the external drive in, does it connect, and you can see it in the list of drives from Computer? If it is there, can you click on it and try to create a new folder from there?