I currently have a XP Pro PC which i use for various test works. I keep various test data on a shared network drive. I currently use NT Backup (XP's backup util) for backing up the shared network drive data to my XP PC drive. This backup procedure works great for what i need. I will soon be upgrading this PC to win7. I have come across one problem and would be very grateful for any advice. My problem is i am unable to backup my shared drive data to my PC drive folder. I have tried various backup utils on the internet for this task but none of them allow for backing up my network shared folder to my local PC HDD. I have even tried XP's NT Backup but get an error - "The backup utility cannot connect to the removable storage service". Info from Google suggests that windows 7 does not support the removable storage service. Does anyone use or recommend a freeware backup util that will allow backing up of a network shared folder to the local PC drive folder. Any help would be very much appreciated.