I have extensively searched this board, Google and also the user manuals for the WD Smartware Pro software, but have unfortunately been unable to find a solution to this issue.
I am running a Standard Licence of WD Smartware Pro V2.0.1 on Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) and am trying to backup to a SanDisk 16GB USB Flash Drive (NTFS format).
However, the only Backup Target listed on the WD Smartware Pro Home screen is Dropbox; my USB drive [recognised by Windows as drive G:] does not seem to be recognised by the WD Smartware Pro software.
I can confirm that the USB Flash Drive is not faulty as it performs flawlessly when copying files to and from the drive manually.
A few additional questions:
Does the WD Smartware Pro require USB Flash Drives to be using a particular format? (FAT/FAT32/NTFS)
Do I need to install anything on the USB Flash Drive for it to be recognised as a Backup Target?
I appreciate any help or advice provided.
EDIT: Formatted the USB Flash Drive as FAT32; still not recognised.
UPDATE: The USB Drive in question is listed as a Removable Disk, not a Local/Basic HDD. I have another 1GB USB Flash Drive that is listed as a Local HDD and this is recognised as a Backup Target by WD Smartware Pro.
So the question becomes: how to flip the Removable Media bit for a USB Flash Drive?
Alternatively, is there a setting to allow WD Smartware Pro to backup to a Removable Disk?