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Bundled Retrospect and different mfgr. external USB drives

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Bought two external USB disk drives - both came bundled with Retrospect Express.


Maxtor drive (bought last year) came with RE v5.6

Western Digital drive bought this week came with RE v6.5


I currently have the older v5.6 installed on my machine.


Both drives have 'front botton' one-touch features to intiate backups.


I want to use both drives in order to be able to use each drive on alternating days to rotate them for off-site backup (take it home each night an bring the other into the office the next morning).



If I uninstall v5.6, then install the newer v6.5 - will it work correctly with the one-touch backup features of both the Maxtor & WD drives? If so, what, if any customizations may be required in the software to make the Maxtor one-touch work with the RE version that came with the WD drive?



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I have been told that With Retrospect 6.5 the one touch feature will work for both drives. However I have some doubts.


I would create two scripts in Retrospect and then create run documents (quick launch icons) from the "run" menu at the top of the screen. Then you can set the Western digital and Maxtor one touch button features to point to the corresponding run document.




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