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By astemme53 ·
I am using WinXp SP2 trying to back up specified files. when I specify a file name on the CDrw Drive I am told backup file could not be used. \backup.bkf. Where D is the CD RW drive. PLease enusre it is a valid path or you have sufficient access.


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by ReWrite In reply to Backup file name

XP can write data to CD-RW, but not directly from NTBackup. However, you can place backup files in the XP CD-RW write subsystem's spooler, which effectively writes the data directly to CD-RW. To add files to the spooler, perform the following steps:

1. Start NTBackup (go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Backup).
2. Select the Backup tab.
3. Select the files that you want to back up to CD-RW.
4. Select File for the type of "Backup destination."
5. Enter the following file location:
C:\documents and settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\Backup.bkf

If you aren't sure what the <user name> variable needs to be, go to a command prompt and type echo %userprofile% to check your %userprofile% environment setting.
6. After you specify the location of your files in the CD-RW cache, right-click the "CD write" icon in Windows Explorer and select "Write these files to CD" to write the backup files to CD-RW.

Make sure the size of your backup doesn't exceed the capacity of your storage media.

Cheers.

RW

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