Backup completed successfully (When?)

I can’t find anywhere to determine when my last backup was performed. It says it was successful, but when. Can’t find a date.

On the Back Up tab you should see what looks like a clock, click on that and it should should show the last date and time of a backup, missed backups and when the next backup is due if you have them scheduled.


There’s no clock on my backup tab.

I have mine scheduled for twice a week. Below is an image of what I am talking about. It shows my last backup and when the next one is scheduled.

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The following information can be found in the User Manual, a link to the Online User Manuals is at the bottom of the SmartWare Help Tab.

When you click Enable Backup, the WD SmartWare software adds a backup
schedule reminder button to the Backup screen:
Clicking the button displays a status dialog that:
􀂄 Shows the date and time of your next scheduled backup, the last backup that
might have been missed, and the last completed backup
􀂄 Provides a Backup Now button for bypassing the schedule and running the
backup now


Since I’m using a laptop I don’t leave my backup drive attached all the time. I plug it in when I want to do a backup manually. But when the prompt says “Backup Competed Successfully”, I want to know if that is talking about the present backup or the last one.