File Backup not working with a Network Drive


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    Windows 10
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    File Backup not working with a Network Drive


    I recently set up a Homegroup on a Win10 laptop so I can see another PC on the network. That PC is running Win8.1, and I would like to use it for file backup. The devices are visible on both ends of the network and have connectivity, but when I choose to use the File Backup function from the laptop, nothing transfers and eventually I have to restart because of no response from the system. Also, my browser will stop working. I have added the PC as a network location and specified the location for backup, but is has locked up twice now. Could this be a routing issue? I previously ran the auto backup feature to a memory card, but need more space. Thanks
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    Win 7
       #2

    Which backup software are you using? Have you done this successfully before? Try copy and paste some files to the other PC. If it works, use some other backup software like Easeus todo backup freeware or Fbackup. If it doesn't work, you might set the network wrong.
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    Windows 10
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    Molyy said:
    Which backup software are you using? Have you done this successfully before? Try copy and paste some files to the other PC. If it works, use some other backup software like Easeus todo backup freeware or Fbackup. If it doesn't work, you might set the network wrong.
    Hi -- I'm just using the Backup option in Settings. I was able to manually transfer files after I set the folder permissions on both sides . I'll see how this works but I'll look into those backup software too. The built-in backup seems flaky and doesn't provide very much info. Thanks Molyy
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