I have the external WD: My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 HD.
I’ve never had an external backup HD before so, bare with me please. I have a couple different issues going on:
I got it at around Xmas time originally to back up my PC with XP but, changed over to Windows 7 after getting a rootkit virus. So, I now have several copies of many notepads full of important information I really need to keep. However, the copies of notepads are *NOT* the same. So, I’m confused on how best to go about fixing this issue to only keep the latest copy and in the correct file. I’m unclear on which copies I can delete without having to go through each notepad one by one across several file locations.
Is there an issue with backing up XP and then switching over to Win 7 due to the different file structure? If so, how should I best deal with that?
Does backing up several copies cause issues when I really only need the lastest copy while retrieving?
Do I need to “Drive Erase” when adding a new internal HD to replace my old int.HD that died?
Do I need to “Drive Erase” when I get a rootkit virus?
I’ve heard many computer geeks claim never to use the “auto backup” because it can never be trusted. Is there any merit to that with the software for the WD: My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 HD?
Thanks in advance.