I have just bought a Freecom 250GB USB hard drive to back up my PC.
My PC is running XP Pro, and I have 4 different user accounts set up (one each or myself, my wife and 2 children).
The Freecom comes with some auto-synch software, which seems to set up as a named briefcase folder on the USB hard drive. The idea is that any files copied into the folder will be kept synchronised.
This is all well and good for a single user on the PC.... I can copy my own "My documents" folder into the briefcase & all is well. However, if I then try to copy "my wife's documents" folder into the briefcase, the system complains that "my documents" is there already.
My current work-around is to create separate briefcases - one for each user - and then copy each users's documents into it. this is a bit of a pain, as it is not automatic, and also requires that I do 4 separate synch operations.
However, does anyone have any suggestions for neater ways to run a backup?
Ideally it would be nice to simply create a ghost image of my PC's hard disk! (PC has only 110GB disk, so it should fit easily onto a 250GB external drive!)