Peter Grant
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Angsta commented on 13 Jun 2006
Bought an Acomdata E5 hard drive bundled with Retrospect Express to back up the data on my Mac Powerbook.

Can't calculate how many hours of irreplaceable time I wasted struggling to understand its arcane operation and the gibberish that passes for instructions before I came to my senses, read the reviews on MacUpdate, discovered that its critics are legion and found a user-friendly product (SuperDuper!)

The more egregious problems: Retrospect Express creates its own directory. It takes over the entire hard drive, and inexplicably renames it as the backup set. Then when I try to add archived files I get an error message. For sheer gratuitous frustration it's hard to beat the "device status" window. Spent hours -- HOURS! -- trying to get the external hard drive to show, before I discovered, buried deep in the manual, the information that external hard drives don't show up in the Device Status window.

Retrospect Express is a black hole of productivity.

I am celebrating just being rid of that stupid software. Well rid.

Thank you, MacUpdate. Thank you, Shirt Pocket, developers of SuperDuper!
[Version 6.1.126]



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