Need Help With Ehd Back-up Maxtor OneTouch 4
Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:12 PM
I've been using a 500 GB Maxtor OneTouch 4 to back up my laptop and that's been going well. Since my laptop's hard drive is getting full, I thought I would purchase another just for photographs and digital scrapbooking supplies and delete everything off my laptop. I bought the second one today (same size, same brand), came home and hooked it up. I marked one "Complete System" and one "Photos and Digital Scrapbooking." I set the second one just to back-up my photo and digi supplies and left the other one set to back up my whole system.
THEN, I deleted some files off my laptop and synced my EHD's. The files that I deleted off my laptop's hard-drive were also deleted from BOTH EHD's!!!! This didn't happen when I just had the single EHD. If I deleted files off my laptop they would still stay on my EHD.
Does anyone have any advice? I am totally terrified to move forward with my grand plan, since the way it is now, my EHD's would delete everything.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:42 PM
Can you go back to a restore point? Go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore
Then you can choose the last available restore point. You might still lose a few things, but not EVERYTHING. Also, it's reversible.
You can also create restore points before you make any big changes.
Hope it works!!!
Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:10 PM
Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:48 PM
Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:56 AM
Something to look at is...are there different "modes" of back up? Maybe experimenting with those will yield the results you're looking for. Great idea not to empty your recycle bin so you can restore - after your experiments!
Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:46 PM
I have my 3rd EHD sitting here and I'm always wondering when it will just up and die.
So I always put new edited photos on disks as well as on the EHD. which I've always done manually. I either do "Save As" to my EHD or "drag" files over to the EHD, or do a "Copy File/s" to the EHD. I guess I feel I have more control that way but I am watching and reading, looking for a better way to do it. Carbonite might be the way to go.
Now with all this good stuff I've downloaded from Scrap Girls I'd die if I lost it.
I bought PSE7 today. Yippee. $80 at Sams. It's not the expensive version that will do audios and videos as I don't think I'll need that. I'm sure you'll be hearing "Help Pleeezze" from me soon. I love that little guy! It's so Me...