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Message 1 of 5

Windows 7 Backup

I'm sure that this is a "variation on a theme", but I'm close to dumping McAfee and moving to a.n.other provider for the 5 PC's at home.

I recently built my wife a new PC on Win7 64-bit. We have a Wireless-N Dlink router into which a Western Digital Mybook II is connected for backup storage.

Every time the automated backup on the windows7 desktop runs, it fails, giving a message about not finding the network resource.

If I disable McAfee firewall, then the backup works.

My corporate laptop runs Symantec virus and firewall and has never failed a backup on my home network, again, running Win7 64-bit.

All other machines can see the Win-7 desktop running McAfee, and while connects are slow (probably the firewall?) they do seem to hold up.

Anyone have any ideas?



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Former Member
Message 2 of 5

Re: Windows 7 Backup


Could you please let us know if you have any network drives in your back up selection ? Also, please provide us with a screen shot of the error message that would help us to proceed further on this.


Dinesh K

McAfee Online Community Moderator

Former Member
Message 3 of 5

Re: Windows 7 Backup

Have you tried adding an exception in the firewall for the backup program?

Former Member
Message 4 of 5

Re: Windows 7 Backup

Yes, there is an exception for the program.

Former Member
Message 5 of 5

Re: Windows 7 Backup

Your posting gave me an idea.

I mapped the network path to a drive (drive Z:) and for the first time, the backup succeeded. I will leave it running this week and see what happens.

Will also do some screen shots for the the failures if they appear again.

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