08-09-2012 07:25 AM
Have a couple questions: 1. Old PC [Vista updataed to 7, 32 bit] crashed after huge power surge/outage that took 1/3 of Colorado down. System replaced with new PC runing 7, 64 bit. Downloaded the Seagate Desktop software, and appears to be fine; at least the initial setup for backups went normal. I kept my old 320GB HD from old PC and installed as a second drive. Moved what I needed, formatted it, and then copied back only the files that I intend to backup on the Seagate, thinking that three copies of these files is better than two.
However, PC shows that the seagate is full, all but 868KB. Since I have the additional backup of the needed files, I would like to wipe the Seagate and start fresh, but do not know how.
I can format the Seagate, but then what?
Will the Seagate software work with a freshly formatted drive?
Is there a more practical method to accomplish this?
SG software is setting up as though it has never run before, and I guess it has not on this machine. So with the drive full, will it just overwrite the oldest files? Will it recognize the oldest file since it do not write them?
Ya, I know, too many questions at once, but they came to mind, so I asked them.
Any help with this issue is appreciated.