Windows 10: Advice sought re: backing up two PCs onto one external H.D

Discus and support Advice sought re: backing up two PCs onto one external H.D in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have made Window 10 System Image backups of two laptops onto one external hard drive. This seemed to work OK insofar as the two backups label which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by gordon99, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. gordon99 Win User

    Advice sought re: backing up two PCs onto one external H.D


    I have made Window 10 System Image backups of two laptops onto one external hard drive. This seemed to work OK insofar as the two backups label which PC they relate to. I also tried to do a File History backup on each laptop but I seem to have ended up with just one File History. When doing the second File History I seemed to run into some difficulty. For one thing, messages appeared saying I had to reconnect the external H.D which I had not disconnected. Also, I do not think the program was able to distinguish the second File History from the first although, as I said, they were from different PCs. I ended up with one File History.

    Are there problems putting such backups from different PCs onto one external H.D that I should be aware of? I also wonder if I would run into problems if I had to use one of the system image backups to restore one of the PCs i.e would the program correctly identify which image it had to use? Any inf. please.

    :)
     
    gordon99, Feb 3, 2019
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  2. Korky41 Win User

    why dont my external h/d work on my computer.

    why don't my external h/d work on my computer. but will work on my niebours both are on win 10.
     
    Korky41, Feb 3, 2019
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  3. D drive

    Hi,

    Based on the details you have provided us, it appears that there might be some corrupted contents on the said partition. We can also consider that this is caused by a virus.

    For us to check if a certain virus is hiding your files, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Type Command prompt in the search bar.
    • Type-in the following command:

      attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\*.*
    • Press Enter to execute the command.

    If you think that there is nothing important stored in it, then we suggest that you reformat your D drive so that you can use the free space for important files.

    You can follow the steps below to start with the process:

    • Click on the File Explorer.
    • Select This PC.
    • Right-click on your D drive, then click on Format.
    • Follow the on-screen process to finish formatting the partition.

    Let us know how it goes so that we can further assist you.
     
    Engelsen Fad, Feb 3, 2019
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  4. Advice sought re: backing up two PCs onto one external H.D

    why dont my external h/d work on my computer.

    Hi,



    The issue that you’ve encountered when using an external device on your Windows 10 computer may be caused by some configuration or files mismatched. To sort out your concern, we suggest that you follow the steps provided in this article:
    USB port may stop
    working after you remove or insert a USB device
    . Once you’re on the page, you may proceed with the steps under the
    Resolution section, and then complete the process. After completing the steps, you may check if you’re able to use the external hard drive on your PC.



    Keep us updated about your concern for additional assistance.
     
    Joseph Ban, Feb 3, 2019
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