Cannot backup to UBS drive

I have tried unsuccessfully to backup my data onto a SanDisk Cruzer 8GB thumb drive using Windows Vista Home Edition backup wizard.   When I start the backup process, I get a popup window asking me to "Label and insert a blank disk". I don't understand this message since the thumb drive is already inserted into the UBS port. My only options are to click "OK" or "Stop backup".  If I click "OK", I get the save popup window with the same message.

Does anyone had a solution to this problem?

Thank you for your help!

Steve Weaver
 

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Last updated December 8, 2018 Views 3,165 Applies to:
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"The location is a USB flash drive. You can't save backups to a flash drive".  This is mentioned as being so in this Help Topic, "Back up and restore: frequently asked questions".

There is nothing to stop you just copying your valuable data to the Flash Drive.

See also the Help article, "Methods for backing up your files".

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