Help With Win7 Backup

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

  1. 727driver macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    An airport somewhere
    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.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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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