Retrospect Express Cannot Find

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by williamwallace, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. williamwallace macrumors newbie

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    Retrospect Express cannot "see" the Iomega USB Hard Drive connected to my MacBook. So, it is not a choice in "Backup set type," a necessary condition to use the device for its intended purpose. Anybody know a work-around???
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Any particular reason why you want to use Retrospect? Gave up on it years ago... so clunky. Would you consider using another backup option?
     
  3. williamwallace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Software Other Than Retrospect

    I'd be delighted to use something other than Retrospect. Any suggestions??
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Depends on what OS you're running. Time Machine is easier to use, does incremental backups and doesn't need proprietary software to retrieve files.
     
  5. williamwallace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for tip

    I'm running 10.5.8. I'll check out time machine. Thanks.
     
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I was a beta tester for Retrospect 1.0 back in the 90s when it first came out, and I haven't bothered with it for years. They really gave up any serious commitment to the Mac platform long ago. Now they seem mostly irrelevant to it. I actually have an older Windows version running on a laptop with Win2K.

    I use TimeMachine and SuperDuper now.
     

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