Can't access USB drive

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michaelv7654
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Postby michaelv7654 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:03 pm

Ok, I managed to instal the program OK and get over the ini file problem with the latest version of your program but now I find I cannot access my USB drive for some reason.


I follow the instructions down to the advanced section where it allows me to select an external drive but there's no drive in the dropdown list even though my usb drive is in and accessible and I can read the files already on it.


I tried restarting your program but no difference - I tried taking out the USB drive and putting it back in but still no change.


Any ideas?

cheers,

michael v



Softland
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Postby Softland » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:45 pm

Hi Michael,


Are you trying to use an external USB drive or a removable drive?

Please note that removable drives are not allowed as backup destinations.



John R
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Postby John R » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:36 am

But it is shown on your Demo Video. I only want to backup small amount of data.



michaelv7654
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Postby michaelv7654 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:37 pm

Dear Admin,

I only just noticed your response (after a long day at work) - so sorry for the delay.


I have a USB flash drive (8GB in capacity) - this is the type you can use to backup stuff and take it with you for use in other computers. Portability is their main advantage. Just in case the terminology is different these drives are the small ones that can be attached to your keyring (or similar). They are also be called memory sticks.


I thought your software allowed these devices?

Regards,

Michael V



Softland
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Postby Softland » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:25 pm

Dear Michael,


The USB drive you are trying to use is a removable one. This destination type (removable drive) is not yet available in FBackup. We will think about adding such a feature: to use the removable drive as backup destination.



billjansen
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Postby billjansen » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:35 pm

This is really cool backup/restore utility.....and the lack of recognition of a usb stick is just such a shame.....in many ways the usb stick is now the essence of a good backup solution....of course there are ways around this shortcoming ..but just to able to use these ever-so-common devices would round off this product wonderfully


Bill J 25th Feb 2009



dkuester
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Postby dkuester » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:31 pm

Yes, this looks like a nice tool - but without being able to use a USB key it is pretty useless for me. Prices for those keys are going down and down. I just bought a cheap 16gb key which is large enough to back up all my essential files at work and finally(!) take everything home as needed. Please look into this missing function...



fbackup.user
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Postby fbackup.user » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:33 am

ggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Man why is free software such a pain the arse sometimes?


I bought a 16gig USB stick for 20 bucks. I have Windows XP. First I tried NTBackup and the darn thing craps out at a 4GB backup file and won't create multiple files to the same media.


Then another product works with the USB stick just fine but the darned thing does not have shadow copy.


then FBackup looks like dah bomb but the dumb software won't recognize my USB stick???? What's the diff between an external drive I can unplug as quickly as a USB stick??? Man I just don't get software developers sometimes.


Guess I am going to have to buy something. Ida know. The search continues...



epithet
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Postby epithet » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:44 pm

@fbackup.user


Have you tried using the free Open-Source program True Crypt [] for your backup?


1. You can use the software as a portable application (only ~4Mb in size)

2. You can create secure containers in the remaining space i.e. virtually your 16Gb

3. When you mount your container it appears as a Local Disk

Therefore...

4. You can use your USB stick for backups :-)


As a bonus:

5. Encrypts your backup so if you lose your USB stick you need to don't panic


Note: If you are interested in doing this here are 2 quick tips:

1. Only 'Extract' the files when running the TrueCrypt application

2. Use Traveller Mode as it can save you some hassle



epithet
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Postby epithet » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:46 pm

p.s. Here's the link

www.truecrypt.org




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