Got a problem…not sure if this is a major bug or if there’s a solution? I can’t find any documentation on what type of backup you get with “WD Backup” software, but I ran a test on my new 8TB easystore external drive to see how it works. I backed up a few folders from different internal drives in my PC.
Here’s an example of the problem I encountered: On my photo drive I backed up a folder of my son’s ultrasound photos (called “Ultrasounds”). After backing up, I found that this “ultrasounds” folder was indeed backed up just fine to my WD drive. So back on my photo drive I created a folder within the “ultrasound” folder (called “favorites”) and moved 5 of the photos there, to make sure WD Backup software would successfully move the files when backing up.
However, this is where the problem occurs. The backup software successfully created a backup of the “favorites” folder, and the 5 photos were in there. But those 5 photos were also still back in the main “ultrasounds” folder. WD Backup software didn’t move the 5 files, but just created copies. Is this a bug? Is there a solution? Or is this an intentional way for Western Digital to quickly fill up people’s hard drives so they’ll buy more hard drives?
Thanks in advance.