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January 17, 2005 5:46:55 PM

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I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that it
is a valid path.

What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.

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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 5:46:56 PM

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"Newbie" <noidea@nospam.com> wrote in message
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| I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
| I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
| name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that
it
| is a valid path.
|
| What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.
|

The backup utility supplied with XP will not back up to CDs. If the amount
of data will fit on a single disk you can back up to file on your hard drive
and then burn that file to an optical disk, otherwise you will need a third
party backup program.
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 5:46:56 PM

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To use the XP backup facility, you have to backup to the hard drive, then
copy to CD..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Newbie" <noidea@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
> I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
> name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that
> it
> is a valid path.
>
> What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 5:46:56 PM

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There is a work around here
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/saving_files_to_cd.htm However given the
limitations of NTBackup you would do better to spend money on a more
efficient third party backup solution

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Newbie" <noidea@nospam.com> wrote in message
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| I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
| I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
| name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that
it
| is a valid path.
|
| What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.
|
|
|
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 6:22:36 PM

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"Newbie" <noidea@nospam.com> wrote in message news:%23onFlNK$EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
> I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
> name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that it
> is a valid path.
>
> What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.
>
>

Using the standard backup method doesn't allow backing up directly to media (i.e. CDRs [W]) etc. You have to back it up directly to your hard drive, then burn it. You could use floppys, but you had better had quite a few. The system is meant for direct backup to a tape drive, or floppy, as it can write to ir as if it were a hard drive.

But, since you mention that you have Pro, why not use ASR (Automated System Recovery), as you can backup directly to CDRWs using that feature.
January 17, 2005 6:27:52 PM

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ok thanks
"Raymond J. Johnson Jr." <RayJay@nospam.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Newbie" <noidea@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:#onFlNK$EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> | I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
> | I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but
whatever
> | name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that
> it
> | is a valid path.
> |
> | What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.
> |
>
> The backup utility supplied with XP will not back up to CDs. If the amount
> of data will fit on a single disk you can back up to file on your hard
drive
> and then burn that file to an optical disk, otherwise you will need a
third
> party backup program.
>
>
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 7:29:46 PM

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Newbie wrote:
> I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
> I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
> name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that it
> is a valid path.
>
> What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.

XP has no backup to CD. (What do ya expect for only $299?)

Nero works very well for me.

m
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 4:17:43 PM

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I had the same problem on my Dell 8300; Windows XP Pro.

I bought an external "plug and play" hard drive. Now, I can use the Windows
Backup feature with no problems. Even better, the external hard drive is
much faster and more accurate than any other backup media I've tried.

I bought "cheep" too. The LaCie 80gb external hard drive cost $99.00 or so.


"Newbie" <noidea@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>I want to backup my files to my CD using the backup utility.
> I insert a new CDRW and select the CD Drive as my destination but whatever
> name I put in for the backup file is says it can't use it and check that
> it
> is a valid path.
>
> What am I doing wrong - I am logged on as an administrator.
>
>
>
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