Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Windows Backup Utility Error

The Problem:- When I try to select files for backup to my CD-RW drive, using the Windows BACKUP utility, I get the message "The backup file name could not be used. Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access".

Resolution:-This happens as Removable Storage Management does not recognize CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R devices as backup pool media.
To resolve this issue, perform the backup to some other media type, for example, to a tape or to a hard disk.

Otherwise you may use a third party software like Firestreamer-RM,
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Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices


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