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highside

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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

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robinofloxley

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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.

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highside

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

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sharpamat

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

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northumbria61

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I endorse the comments made by sharpamat

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Housten

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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.

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northumbria61

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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.

enter link description here

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northumbria61

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

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Housten

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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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