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Maxtor 100Gb Hard drive

Having lost some data earlier in the year, I have recently purchased a Maxtor 100Gb Hard Drive. I have set it so that it backs up my whole PC every night, and I have since ignored it, assuming it to be doing what it does. I simply want to avoid any more losses.

I am not a tekkie, and so I imagined that I would be able to access the info easily, in the same way as I can off a memory stick.

However, when I ''explore'' the relevant drive it simply has masses of files suffixed with .rdb

I don't see how I can access an individual file (say, a Word doc that I may have inadvertantly deleted from my C drive). Am I supposed to be able to do this?? Or have I bought the wrong thing? Or have I set it up incorrectly?

I don't have a problem....yet! But I would like someone's help.

Many thanks in advance.

Charles Grimes

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Looks useless to me as well.

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If they didn't explain how to get at the backup files, it's time to make a new plan.

What's the new plan?

Bob

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The other half

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Whatever s/w you use to back-up should have the "restore" pgm required to access such .rdb files. It certainly wouldn't make sense otherwise. You should try to recover some file or date just to see it work. Get some hands on experience to see what it "all" works before you're forced to know how. Sad

In the meantime, you should at least use if you have a CD burner, copy to CD the stored files as a true safety precaution. Otherwise, if the new HD fails I don't see how you plan to access such data. True it will work from HD to HD on a dual physical HD system.

tada -----Willy Happy

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