Fun with Mac drives on my PC
June 26, 2012 6:07 PM Subscribe
I have an external drive, formatted for Mac, that needs a scheduled back-up in a Windows 7 environment (or some other solution).
posted by Brocktoon to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A few months ago I migrated from a Mac to Windows 7. On the Mac, I had an external drive that housed all of my graphics related files. I used SuperDuper to schedule an incremental back-up to another external drive, and it worked great.
So after switching to Win7, I realized that I could not transfer the files on this drive to an NTFS format, as this format apparently does not like the length of some of my file names, and/or the large size of some of the files.
So I opted to use MacDrive, which works great for accessing the disk, but for the life of me I cannot get any of the back-up schemes I've tried to work. I still want to mirror this drive onto another external drive with a schedule. Here's what I've tried so far:
Carbonite: does not support non-NTFS external drives
Norton Ghost: errors
Acronis: I can't even get this software to run properly
FreeFileSync: sketchy interface, no schedule that I can find
Straight copy/paste: scans the drive for a bit, then nadda
So I could use some help with:
Transferring the files to an NTFS (and then just use Carbonite)
Sticking with MacDrive, with a decent scheduled back-up (incremental a huge plus)