Thanks for the response, but I'm still having issues. I am backing up two drives from my computer, C:, and another physical drive E:. I can manually explore the saved backup folders for drive E:, they are in the folder you mention, but I still cannot find where the initial back up folders for C: are. In WD Smartware I can see the listing for C:, retrieve files, etc. My objective is to figure out how I can access the files that were backed up for drive C:, using windows explorer, so that I can be 'assured' that should my computer fry (it's my own build, 3yr old Win 7 i7 Audio screamer) I will be able to get to my backed up files manually.