Hi. I’m new here, but have been using MyBook for a couple of years. I’m sure my question has been asked and answered many times, but I couldn’t find it.
I’ve been backing up my C drive using WD My Book Essentials USB 2.0 for a couple of years, Recently I had to reformat my C drive and reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. (no, I don’t want to talk about it!) Now I want to restore from MyBook back to my C drive. To do that I need to reinstall the WD software, which leads to my questions.
how should I install the WD software so that I can keep the existing backup and also start the new one. I’ve looked at the WD drive and found, among other things a directory/file called WD SmartWare.swstor\DELLSTUDIOXPS" and NO I haven’t changed anything in any of the files. I assume what’s on the drive is the “old” data I want to restore. So, how do I keep that and set up the backup for my “new” C: drive.
Thanks for any help.