View Full Version : Power Surge Upset SuperDuper!

03-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Today there was a power surge while I was at the computer. The iMac of course shut down. I re-booted without any problems. Immediately discovered that many of my settings in various programs were altered or set at default. (I have a surge protector!!??) So I checked many of my programs and discovered that SuperDuper! has grayed-out my backup disc when I open SD. The backup disc is still on my desktop and in the finder and it opens nicely when I double click on it - shows all the normal files and data. I can even boot from it.

But I CAN'T RE-PROGRAM SD TO BACKUP TO THE BACKUP DISC! It is grayed-out when I open SD. Someone please help me. Thanks.

I did a screen capture of the SD window to show you what it looks like, but I can't seem to attach it to this email. It may work but I think it only transferred the name of the file and not the contents.

SuperDuper! No LaCie Disk


03-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Power everything off, David, including the backup drive. Wait a few minutes, power back up again and try again. Make sure that you're not running from the backup disk when you try to back up (check "About This Mac" for the current startup disk, not the position on the desktop).

03-31-2010, 08:02 PM
Thanks, Dave. That bit of info about which drive was running the program did it. I opened "About this Mac" and it was the backup disc running. I have no idea how that happened - but it did. I was able to reboot using the MacHD and then the backup disc was again visible in SD. It is backing up the system as we speak.

Thank you very much for your help.