My boss just bought a cheap-o Dell with Vista Home for our small office. We're running a workgroup with 2 other XP Pro machines. Had a huge amount of trouble with Vista Home but now have everything working except the backup to an external drive hanging off one of the XP Pro Machines. I created a new folder on that backup drive, shared it to the network, and mapped in on the Vista PC. I can manually create new folders on the shared drive (Z), but I can't get Cobian backup or the Vista Backup & Restore service to create folders. I have created the Vista's user on the XP machine and even tried creating the XP user account on the Vista machine and pulling the backup instead of pushing it. Nothing seems to work. Any idea's? or other backup solutions to try. Basically I just need to backup My Documents, the Outlook.pst and a Quickbooks company file from the Vista machine.