I have a MyBook Essentials 1TB extenal hard drive and everything was working fine until just the past couple of weeks. I downloaded some new movies and tv shows from iTunes that I wanted to back up to the MyBook, but I’m not even sure if it is doing it.I am running Windows XP on a Dell Intel Celeron. Yes, it is an older computer (~7 years old now).
I opened up WD SmartWare > Backup > Run Backup. It catagorized the files and said it was ready for backup and that’s it. Nothing else pops up or happens. When I press pause, it says that the backup is running in the background and I could pause or stop the process. I let it run for two days straight and tested it by searching for the new files on the MyBook, but they were not found. I have run virus/adware scans, defraged, and tried the process over and over, but the same thing always happens; nothing.
Why isn’t MyBook backing up my files anymore? Did I miss a step or process somewhere? All the guides and instructions I have read from the booklets I got with the device as well as online tell me to do what I have already done.
EDIT: I already have backed up iTunes songs, movies, and tv shows to this HD before, so I know that is not the issues.