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Backup Utilities not working

#1
I've been backing up my files regularly using Drive Manager (the software provided with the Seagate), thinking I had everything covered until yesterday. I decided to check the files, so I dug through my external drive (A Seagate 750 GB External HD, no Firewire) into my backups. Lo and behold, I only found the .exe's for some install files from my download folder, and a couple of zips. All these were in Users/Public/Public Downloads.

I can't seem to find anything from my /Users/(my acc) folder. No music, no .docs, no .ppts... Nothing. Only the top two or three levels of folder structure. I'm stuck with manually copying things over that I would rather have the automated program do.

This has happened to me before with Vista's built in back up utility also.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario F572US
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
    Motherboard
    unknown
    Memory
    1.5 GB mixed RAM (1GB stick (purchased); .5 GB stick (from manufacturer))
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GO 6100
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic 15.4" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    80 GB OEM hard drive
    Mouse
    Logitech V220 Wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard, no num pad
    Internet Speed
    802.11 g
#2
Err... Anybody? I'd like an answer please.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario F572US
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
    Motherboard
    unknown
    Memory
    1.5 GB mixed RAM (1GB stick (purchased); .5 GB stick (from manufacturer))
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GO 6100
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic 15.4" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    80 GB OEM hard drive
    Mouse
    Logitech V220 Wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard, no num pad
    Internet Speed
    802.11 g