back up files on xp



cowboy
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
i have installed the backup utility from the xp start up disk and go thru the
options to select the files i want to backup i select the destination and
the it asks me to enter a file name i have tried the file name in several
formats but it keeps telling me it is an invalid name what type of file
name will it take please type out an example for me thanx
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cowboy

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
cowboy wrote:
> i have installed the backup utility from the xp start up disk and go
> thru the options to select the files i want to backup i select the
> destination and the it asks me to enter a file name i have tried the
> file name in several formats but it keeps telling me it is an invalid
> name what type of file name will it take please type out an
> example for me thanx

Any file name may be used...simply be careful of special characters and no periods (except for .bkf)
EX: My backup file of 5-14-05.BKF
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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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peterk
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
It will give you the file name error if you try to back up to a CD as well.
You can back up to a CDRW if you format 1st with a UDF packet writting
software like Nero's INCD.
peterk

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"cowboy" <cowboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5A84200D-E20F-4911-BB25-05030C227D02@microsoft.com...
>i have installed the backup utility from the xp start up disk and go thru
>the
> options to select the files i want to backup i select the destination and
> the it asks me to enter a file name i have tried the file name in several
> formats but it keeps telling me it is an invalid name what type of file
> name will it take please type out an example for me thanx
> --
> cowboy


back up files on xp