Help With Win7 Backup

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 727driver, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. 727driver macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hopefully someone here has an answer. I am running Win7 Ultimate in Bootcamp and split the 500GB HDD in half. I have a 500GB WD USB Passport drive to save the backups on. Everytime I run the backup routine Windows returns an error saying it can't create the .zip file and that I need a minimum of 400MB free. I have 70GB free on the Windows drive and 220GB free on the MAC side. I have tried the backup several times with the same error each time. The Passport drive is empty.

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  2. balamw Moderator

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    If it's formatted HFS+ so Time Machine can use it for its backup it can't be written to (read-only) in Windows without third party drivers.

    Either split your backup drive too or get a third party driver like MacDrive. (I remain fearful of the drivers as data loss is entirely possible).

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