backing up files



cowboy
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
i installed the backup utility on the home edition i do fine until i get to
the page where you choose where to backup your files i choose drive e and i
don't kn ow what to put in the file name no matter what i put it reads: the
backup file name cannot be used example if i called the file "backup"
E:\backup.bkf" it saus please ensure it is a valid path and you have
sufficient access what am i doing wrong? i'm a novice user thanx
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cowboy

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
What is drive E. You have got to be specific here!

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"cowboy" <cowboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i installed the backup utility on the home edition i do fine until i get
>to
> the page where you choose where to backup your files i choose drive e and
> i
> don't kn ow what to put in the file name no matter what i put it reads:
> the
> backup file name cannot be used example if i called the file "backup"
> E:\backup.bkf" it saus please ensure it is a valid path and you have
> sufficient access what am i doing wrong? i'm a novice user thanx
> --
> cowboy

NobodyMan
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
On Sat, 14 May 2005 18:48:02 -0700, cowboy
<cowboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>i installed the backup utility on the home edition i do fine until i get to
>the page where you choose where to backup your files i choose drive e and i
>don't kn ow what to put in the file name no matter what i put it reads: the
>backup file name cannot be used example if i called the file "backup"
>E:\backup.bkf" it saus please ensure it is a valid path and you have
>sufficient access what am i doing wrong? i'm a novice user thanx

Is it safe to assume that drive "E" is a CDRW drive? NTBackup can't
write to a CDRW directly, unless you have installed a third-party
packet-writing application. Even then, you can only use ONE CDRW,
limiting you to what, around 700mb of data. Not very useful if one is
trying to back up their system drive.


backing up files