XP NTBackup won't work

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January 26, 2010 at 14:24:19
Specs: Windows XP
I am using Windows XP Pro
When I tried to use the Backup Utilities, th efollowing message always comes up
"The backup file name cannot be used.
D:\backup.bkf
Please ensure it is a valid path and that you have sufficient access"
Any help with that?



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#1
January 26, 2010 at 14:31:48
You may not have file permissions to D:\
Try making a folder in D: example D:\ntbackup\
then try your destination to D\ntbackup\backup.bkf

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
January 26, 2010 at 15:17:28
jefro: thanks for the reply.

But, how to make that folder in D ?

Please tell me.


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#3
January 26, 2010 at 15:25:10
Basic skill

In explorer double click on d:
to up to File and click on New
create a new folder.

There are many ways of doing this. Go to help and support off the start menu for more info.


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#4
January 26, 2010 at 15:44:34
I have a new folder in D, and tried again.
But the backup problem still exist.

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#5
January 26, 2010 at 15:52:36
Try not using the file extension .bkf. Just make a folder called Backup.

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#6
January 26, 2010 at 16:05:09
A folder without extension .bkf does not help.
Same denial message comes out again.

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#7
January 26, 2010 at 16:44:05
Might be a dumb question, but is D a partition on your hard drive.

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#8
January 26, 2010 at 18:14:08
Oh, heck. grasshopper.I think you are right.

georgekcc - Are you trying to use a CD drive for this?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#9
January 27, 2010 at 17:41:55
When I tried to save a file to my CD-R in D, the actual file was not written in the disk, instead there was a shortcut logo of the file on the disk telling me the file was waiting to be downloaded to D. Before, I could save anything directly onto the disk in D.
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When I tried to do the backup to C, it works, there was no denial. Probably the repair person whom I called for help previously changed somethiong to my computer?
Any suggestions?

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#10
January 27, 2010 at 18:51:37
I don't think you can use CD's with ntbackup. Other software can do it.

Did I assume wrongly? What backup utility are you talking about?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#11
January 27, 2010 at 23:11:00
I have been browsing through a book, << Top 100 Simplied,for Windows XP>>, by Ruth Maran. On page167, about backup,it says " The Backup utilities does not allow you to back up your files directly onto a CD. You can first store a backup onto the the hard drive, then copy the backup to a CD...... "

Perhaps this is a piece of useful information to many of us.


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#12
January 28, 2010 at 04:28:17
That's correct, you can't back up to a cd. I read that somewhere. That would explain it.

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#13
January 28, 2010 at 13:04:20
I thought D was a partition for a few days.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#14
January 28, 2010 at 14:27:44
Me too.

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#15
January 29, 2010 at 21:13:02

Thank you, everybody.

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#16
January 30, 2010 at 04:53:30
> I don't think you can use CD's with ntbackup.
> Other software can do it.
>

It's funny that only the MS backup tool cannot, and everything else can ... well, they probably have a very good explanation for it ... let me gues ... to prevent that virusses are being written to CD or so ... or something at least as stupid as this motivation ...


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