I’m just using the 1T My Passport Essential for the first time today. First I used the “One Key Recovery” software on my PC to make a back-up image file of my system, then I used Windows Back-up to back up the whole system, including an image file. It’s set to make back-ups once a week. I also saved one of my data files directly to the external drive.
I was going to install the WD software too, so that it would back up every file that I change, but having read the problems people have been having with passwords, I’m wondering if I should just stick with the weekly Windows back-up and any manual back-ups I make.
Also, what happens if I install the WD software now, after I have these other backup files on the drive? Will installing the software interfere with them?
Any info would be appreciated, since I don’t quite understand how all this works yet.
Thanks for any assistance.