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4 GB Limit for XP Backup Wizard

by Rik2084 / January 24, 2006 5:11 AM PST

I recently bought a Seagate 160 GB external HD to use as a backup. Prior to this I would save any documents on floppies but now with digitial photos and program disks missing (not lost just temporarily misplaced), I wanted to be able to do a full backup. When I used the XP Backup Wizard I received an error stating that I could not create a file lager than 4GB due to FAT32 formatting on the external drive. My question is there someway around this in Backup; do I have to reformat the external drive in NTFS or do I have to buy 3rd party software?


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Why not just drag and drop?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 5:19 AM PST

What feature does MSBACKUP have that is worthy?


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Drag and Drop?
by Rik2084 / January 24, 2006 10:41 PM PST

I assume that if a virus struck my computer, that I could just reformat the hard drive, drag and drop back from my external drive and everything would work OK. I thought that MSBACKUP would compress everything and simplify the restore process.


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You might be shocked about this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 10:51 PM PST
In reply to: Drag and Drop?

MSBACKUP can't restore to a blank drive.

At least with simpler copy methods, all your files are saved.

-> Maybe a solution like ACRONIS should be explored?


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