Over 10 years ago (when Retro was fresh), I made some backups of my computers. I still have the CDs with the backups and I would like to restore them.
I installed Retrospect 9, and I had thought it was not recognizing the disc. This was to be a post about how to get Retro to restore from backups made with older versions, it is now a post about how to get Retro to become aware that the hardware even exists.
I am using an HP G7 laptop with DVD drive. The drive appears to be an HP DVDRAM GT80N on a SATA connection. When Googling the model number, it may be manufactured by LG (they have a drive with the same model number, description and features) instead of or for HP.
I also have a WD Passport connected via USB3, but Retrospect does not even support any WD drives at all. Not one.
I don't know if there is anything wrong with the discs, probably because they are in a RAW format, so Windows knows nothing about them. They have 0 used space and 0 usable space. Even if Retro recognized my WD, I could not transfer anything to the drive and I cannot transfer anything to my Hitachi internal drive which came from HP.
Any help would be appreciated greatly, thanks.