07-12-2009 02:30 AM
I recently backed up my system on my 160GB Seagate Freeagent Go and reformatted my computer's hard drive. When attempting to restore my backup, I was surprised to find no such option in the Seagate Manager. The help guide located here: file://localhost/C:/Program%20Files/Seagate/Seagat
Step 1: Click My Drives in the Command panel. Step 2: Select your drive.
Step 3: Click Backup. The Backup window opens.
Step 4: Click Restore the most recent version of a backed up file to restore the latest version of a file. However, there is NO option to do so, although the backup files are certainly located on my drive. I attempted to restore my system backup through windows XP, but was unable to do so because the typical backup files were not created - instead, Seagate Manager created basic folders as if I had dragged and dropped everything onto the HD. If anyone can help me with this problem I would greatly appreciate.
07-12-2009 09:36 PM
I feel your pain! I'm in the same boat. So, I tried to open the Freeagent Manager program from my external drive to facilitate the activation of the 'restore' command in the backup window, to no avail. Apparently, the target drive must be 'aware' that a backup exists before the command is available. If this is so, a serious flaw exists in Seagate's backup program. If you discover a fix, please post it here. Thanks and good luck!!
07-16-2009 07:47 AM - edited 07-16-2009 07:48 AM