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#1 Cespenar

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Hi all,

Windows 10 has been good to me. So just been gaming my life away.

But ... I keep getting a message to re-connect my backup drive, Its a Seagate Expansion Portable drive. USB 1TB.

 

Windows recognizes it. I can read it and write to it.

In the meantime Win10 says it uses some other drive to do it's incremental backups. (Using space, I know not where)

 

I would prefer to do backups myself whenever I feel like it.

I did a windows image backup to the drive, and it is still on the drive. (dated 3rd/2/17)

This problem has been going on for almost a year.

The backup section tells me to do a win 7 restore or something. (I did a clean install from the free win 10 back when ...)

I suppose it is not a real clean install.

Anybody able to tell me what to do please?


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:02 PM

I suspect the error you are getting is because the seagate drive isnt actually the backup drive, or perhaps no longer is.


Using built in windows 10 backup tools you can either use file history, or backup and restore (this is what i usually type into the start menu at least)


I would go to both, and make sure that no drives are set up. If something is set up, make sure it is the seagate drive. If not, remove it.


Backup and restore has a "backup now" button you can click whenever you want, and a scheduler. You can use both if you wanted to as well...,

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#3 Cespenar

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

Thanks.

Got that job done, but the drive says: 27.2 GB free of 31.9 GB

The unallocated space is 921101 MB

Is this normal? After all, the drive is a 1 TB drive, and before this job, doing the backup, it was always seen as 1 TB.

 

edit: Later on I had reason to restart the computer.

        It wanted to boot up from the backup drive. I had to disconnect that drive.

       Now I would like to do a manual backup, no more than once per week.

 

Is this possible in Win10?


Edited by Cespenar, 17 March 2017 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

I gave up on getting the built-in backup software to work. I run Macrium Reflect (free) on a schedule to my NAS. You could run Macrium to backup to your external every week manually.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:31 AM

Thanks, Waco. Must try that. But, do I have to disable something in Windows? (Like in the admin tools section?)

How is New Mexico doing these days?


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:20 AM

I just turned off the Windows 10 backup stuff.

NM is already feeling like late spring/early summer. No real snow this winter at all. :(
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