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Hey JeanDavid,,,

"But tape is just another file, and they might as well allow writing to it and reading it. They do not. While the device manager knows it is there and working, it does not appear on Windows Explorer, so I cannot even do a simple copy of the image on the Passport to the tape."

Hmmm, well it's hard to believe that Win/7-Pro/64 can't handle a SCSI Tape Drive, but that's exactly what MS did!!!

So, you probably need to use some "Third-Party Back-Up Software", there may not be any free ones around???

This is what Seven-Forums says:


Windows 7 have removed Removable Storage Manager (RSM) service from Windows 7.

Microsoft say "You can use RSM to manage online libraries (such as changers and jukeboxes) and track removable tapes and disks."
This means Windows NT Backup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 OS no longer included intergrated support for Tape Drives.

The way around this for Server 2008 is to install Nortons Backup Exec
For Windows 7 , It seems the only tool I found that support this is Uranium Backup: software backup Tape, SQL Server, NAS, DVD, Zip, FTP and >> BackupAssist Backup Software - backup software for Windows servers, tape backup software, exchange server backup, sql server backup, internet Rsync backup, image backup but so far no free softeware

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