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    Default Backup on External Hard Drive

    I have Seagate's FreeAgent Go external hard drive which includes automatic backup software. I now bought a new computer running Win 8.1 for which Seagate doesn't offer software for its Go model. Can I load a third-party backup software for Win 8.1 on my FreeAgent Go and if yes, what can be recommended?

    Many thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    Why not use the backup option that already comes with Windows 8? Just point it to the external drive.
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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    Thanks ronyville.

    I knew the answer is right in front of my nose ... just didn't smell the coffee. I will try it out. Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    And don't forget to take the external drive off site.
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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by ronyville View Post
    Why not use the backup option that already comes with Windows 8? Just point it to the external drive.
    Because if it's anything like the one on Win7 it's bloated and makes huge backups.

    I'd use Syncback to do the data and Active@ for an image.
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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    I want to try out Windows 8.1's File History backup app and I got stuck. I've partitioned my harddrive into C: and D:. My personal folders are on D: and are the files that need backing up. But the File History app says that only files and folders in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders can be backed up.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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    There may be no way around it and you may have to use a different program
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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post

    I'd use Syncback to do the data and Active@ for an image.
    pctek's advise is golden. Her method is easy to use and it has the advantage of always working.

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    Default Re: Backup on External Hard Drive

    Downloaded, installed Syncback and did backup of my data. Everything worked smoothly. Great! Thanks.

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