Back up

  highside 09:48 AM 25 Apr 12
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Morning, could someone tell me please, what is the easiest way to -

I have photographs stored on an external USB HD (mains powered) and I want to back them up automatically to USB external drives?

Win 7 64bit 8GB RAM

  robin_x 10:50 AM 25 Apr 12

Have a look at Easeus Todo Backup. It allows scheduling.

Consider signups for on-line Cloud Storage and Sync such as Dropbox/new MS Skydrive/new Google Drive.

Backing up to CD/DVD or USB Flash drives is not considered reliable for long term storage.

Other HDDs and on-line are the best ways.

  highside 10:56 AM 25 Apr 12

Sorry forgot to say that all drives are HD external USB connected, not flash or DVD etc. Thanks for replying

  sharpamat 11:42 AM 25 Apr 12

I have never found any problems useing Win 7s own backups to external drives

  northumbria61 13:10 PM 25 Apr 12

I endorse the comments made by sharpamat

  Housten 12:50 PM 26 Apr 12

I am using EaseUS, because my Windows 7 64Bit Home Premium 'Backup and Restore' in 'Control Panel' will not work. I have tried repair several times, but that does nothing. It is most odd because everything else in 'Control Panel' opens up quickly, but not backup. Really weird, but I wonder how many others have found this as well, and so, as I, have to use another programme.

  northumbria61 22:58 PM 26 Apr 12

There is a link here which suggests that if you have ever used Acronis True Image for Backups and it has not been fully uninstalled it may well have interfered with Windows Backup & Restore function.

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  northumbria61 23:01 PM 26 Apr 12

A fix here - I am assuming you may have used Acronis at some time - enter link description here

  Housten 13:00 PM 28 Apr 12

northumbria61,

Many thanks - for BOTH posts!! I have copied them and will try the first and then the second, if it doesn't work!!

Many, many thanks once more!

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