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    Greetings,

    I used TrueCrypt to secure my portable hard drive that I use with the free, built-in Windows 7 Backup utility. After I encrypted the volume and went through the TrueCrypt password facility Windows 7 recognizes the portable hard drive (when I click Computer). I can open files on the hard drive, copy & paste, etc., BUT Windows 7 Backup does not recognize the volume. Can someone give me a step-by-step procedure for getting around this problem?

    Here is a link to a TrueCrypt forum post that concerns this issue http://forums.truecrypt.org/viewtopic.php?p=79965#79965.

    Thanks!

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    This is likely because Windows backup is attempting to use Volume Shadow Copy and the TrueCrypt disk does not support VSS (yes, the TLA is different from the name - ask Microsoft). See if you can set the backup program to not use VSS?

    cheers, Paul

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    Paul,

    I'm afraid this is over my head. I do not know how to coax Win 7's backup utility to not do a shadow copy.

    I've struggled with Windows 7 backup ever since I upgraded from Vista. Apparently the Win 7 version is different from the backup that's in Vista. Here's a very long forum post that I found: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...2-41edaed1e2f9, however I do not believe there are steps to prevent shadow copy.

    I'm clueless as to how to implement your suggestion.

    Sam

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    Try these suggestions?

    cheers, Paul

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    None of the suggestions on the link you provided solve my problem.

    I like that the Windows 7 backup utility is free and that it backs up to standard zip files. I have analyzed dozens of backup utilities and found none that offer what the free Win 7 backup utility does, although clumsily.

    I guess I'll have to wait until TrueCrypt gets around to supporting the Win 7 backup utility.

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    TrueCrypt will not support the Win 7 backup utility - it's not a requirement for TC to work.
    If you want to backup your TC files individually you will have to keep searching.

    cheers, Paul

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