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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: External Hard Drive
  • Model/name: KR External HDD
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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 ASUS FlexSave User Guide
Contents
License and Warranty Agreement.............................................................................. 3
FlexSave Start.............................................................................................................. 4
Introduction on the FlexSave software and user interface...................................... 5
Overview	 ........................................................................................................ 5
Easy Transfer................................................................................................... 6
Backup	 ........................................................................................................ 7
Exit FlexSave................................................................................................. 10
Minimize FlexSave to system tray or taskbar................................................ 10
Configuring FlexSave.
.....................................................................................11
Configure username and password for logging in......................................... 12
Log in and password query............................................................................ 12
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ASUS FlexSave User Guide 
License and Warranty Agreement
By using the enclosed Software you indicate your acceptance of all terms and conditions of
this license agreement. If you do not agree with these terms then FNet Co., Ltd. is unwilling
to license the Software to you, in which event you should return the full product with proof of
purchase to the dealer from whom it was acquired within thirty days of purchase for a refund
of the purchase price, or by destroying all copies of the Software and the accompanying
documentation.
The Software that accompanies this license (the "Software") is the property of FNet Co., Ltd.
or its licensors and is protected by copyright law. While FNet Co., Ltd. continues to own the
Software, you will have certain rights and obligations to use the Software after acceptance of
this license as follows:
Non-permitted Uses.
You may not modify, translate, sublicense, rent or lease any portion of the Software or
accompanying documentation. You may not create any derivative works from the Software.
You may not use or transfer a previous version of the Software after you have received a
media replacement or an upgraded version as a replacement to a prior version.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall FNet or its suppliers be
liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever (including,
without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, loss of business or personal
information, or any other monetary loss) arising out of the use of or the inability to use the
Software, even if FNet has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some
states and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or
incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall FNet liability
exceed the purchase price for the Software. The disclaimers and limitations set forth above
will apply regardless of whether you accept the Software.
DOS, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows
NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows VISTA are trademarks of Microsoft®
Corporation.
All other trademarks, product names or images are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
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 ASUS FlexSave User Guide
FlexSave Start
1.	 Connect the external hard drive to
the USB port. FlexSave will start
automatically. If FlexSave does not start
automatically, open My Computer and
double-click the FlexSave icon in the
Devices with Removable Storage field.
Please do not eject or delete the
FlexSave virtual optical disc drive, or
the software will not run normally.
2.	 You are required to enter the FlexSave
serial number printed on the orange
label on the software package. Enter the
serial number and click OK to complete
software activation.
A hidden folder named FlexSave will be created on the external hard drive after FlexSave
activation and used for the data storage of FlexSave configuration and backup. If the
external hard disk is formatted, or the hidden folder is deleted, you will lose the FlexSave
backup data, and the FlexSave configuration will be restored to software default.
3.	 FlexSave is now ready to use. For better
security, it is recommended to configure
a username and password for future
use. Please refer to the section on
Configure username and password
for logging in for details.
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ASUS FlexSave User Guide 
Introduction on the FlexSave software and user
interface
Overview
The FlexSave main screen is divided into three fields. The upper field shows the main
functions of FlexSave. The “Easy Transfer” function will be shown after starting FlexSave.
The middle field shows different configuration and operation options if you switch among the
FlexSave functions. The lower field shows the free space of external storage devices in real
time.
Easy Transfer Backup
Advanced
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Easy Transfer
1.	 Connect the external hard drive to the
USB port and launch FlexSave. The
application will be minimized to the
system tray. Double-click the FlexSave
icon to open the FlexSave main screen.
2.	 The Easy Transfer screen will be
displayed once FlexSave is launched.
3.	 Locate the file(s) you would like to
backup in the Local field.
4.	 Click and drag the file(s) you would like
to backup to the External field. The
file(s) will start to transfer.
5.	 A File transfer complete dialog box
appears after file transfer completes.
Click OK.
6.	 You may click Cancel to stop the
transfer at anytime. Click Yes to confirm
cancellation or No to continue file
transfer. An Easy Transfer cancelled
dialog box appears if you cancel file
transfer. Click OK to return to the
FlexSave main screen.
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7.	 You may also right-click a file and click
Delete to delete file(s) in the Easy
Transfer main screen.
8.	 A dialog box appears requiring your
confirmation. Click Yes to delete the file
or No to cancel.
The file(s) will be directly erased from
the hard drive and will not be moved
to the Windows Recycle Bin.)
Backup
Two sub-functions are included in Backup: Backup Plan and Restore. For Backup Plan, you
can further choose between Manual backup and Scheduled backup.
Backup Plan (manual)
1.	 Connect the external hard drive to the USB port and launch FlexSave. The application
will be minimized to the system tray. Double-click the FlexSave icon to enlarge the
FlexSave main screen.
2.	 Select Backup on the FlexSave main
screen.
3.	 Enter a name for the backup plan. (The
default is My Backup if no name is
entered.)
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4.	 Select the folder(s) or file(s) to backup.
You may select the root folder to select
all files within the drive, or click Reset to
cancel selection.
5.	 After selection, choose a Backup Type
between Manual (continue to step 6)
and Scheduled (skip to step 11).
6.	 If you choose Manual in step 5, click
Backup below to start file backup.
7.	 You may cancel or pause file backup.
8.	 If you pause file backup, click Continue
to continue the backup plan.
9.	 To stop file backup, click Cancel. A
confirmation box appears. Click Yes
to cancel file backup, or click No to
continue file backup.
10.	 A Backup complete dialog box appears
after file backup completes. Click OK to
return to the Backup main screen.
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Backup Plan (Scheduled)
11.	 To create a scheduled backup plan,
repeat step 1 to step 4, and then choose
Scheduled.
12.	 Select the time and day for scheduled
backup plan, and then click Backup.
The backup plan will automatically start
on the assigned time and day.
If you have assigned other folders to
backup afterward, please click Backup
again to save the change.
Backup Restore
1.	 If you have completed a backup plan,
you can run Restore under the Backup
function.
2.	 Click Restore under the Backup
function, then all backup history will be
listed, including the name and the date
of the backup plans.
3.	 Click the triangle in front of the backup
plan to expand the folder, and then
select the folder(s) and file(s) to restore.
4.	 Click Restore on the bottom of the
screen.
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5.	 Choose or create a folder to restore the
backup file, and then click OK to start
data restore.
6.	 When data restore completes, you can
start using the restored files in the folder
you assigned.
Exit FlexSave
1.	 Right-click the FlexSave icon on the
taskbar and click Close window to exit
FlexSave.
2	 Or, right-click the FlexSave icon on
the system tray and click Exit to exit
FlexSave.
Minimize FlexSave to system tray or taskbar
Minimize FlexSave to system tray
Click on the top-right corner of the FlexSave window to minimize FlexSave to the system
tray.
Minimize FlexSave to taskbar
Click on the top-right corner of the FlexSave window to minimize FlexSave to the taskbar.
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Configuring FlexSave
Power Setting
You can assign the time for the external hard
drive to enter power saving mode.
1.	 Click Advanced Settings on the
FlexSave main screen.
2.	 Select General under Advanced
Settings.
3.	 Assign the time for the external hard
drive to enter power saving mode under
the Power Setting field.
Hotkey button configuration
By pressing the hotkey on the external hard drive, you can start Hotkey Backup to backup the
assigned folder.
•	 You have to create a backup plan before using Hotkey Backup, or only the system
partition can be assigned.
•	 You have to configure Hotkey Backup again if you use the external hard drive on other
computers.
1.	 Click Advanced Settings on the
FlexSave main screen.
2.	 Select General under Advanced
Settings.
3.	 Select a folder to backup under Hotkey
button configuration. The folders here
are the same as the folders you assign
in the Backup function. If you haven’t
used the Backup function, only the
system partition can be assigned.
4	 Minimize FlexSave to the system tray
or taskbar and press the hotkey on
the external hard drive to start Hotkey
Backup.
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Configure username and password for logging in
1.	 Click Advanced Settings on the
FlexSave main screen.
2.	 Select Security in Advanced Settings.
3.	 Enter your username and password in
the Log in field. Retype your password
to confirm, or you may click Show
password to confirm your password.
4.	 When finished, click Apply.
Log in and password query
Log in
If a username and password is set, you are
required to enter the username and password
every time you use FlexSave. If no password
is set, simply enter you user name and click
Login. If the password is not correctly entered,
FlexSave will not function.
User name and password query
1.	 Click Query in the log in screen to
inquire your username and password.
2.	 Enter the serial key printed on the
orange label on the package.
3.	 The preset username and password will
be displayed.
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Software version and update query
1.	 Click Advanced Settings after starting FlexSave.
2.	 Click Software information under Advanced Settings.
3.	 The software version appears after clicking software information. Click Check to check
software updates with the default web browser.
Technical Support
1.	 Click Advanced Settings after starting FlexSave.
2.	 Click Software information under Advanced Settings.
3.	 Click Visit ASUS in the Technical Support field for software manual and technical
support with the default web browser.
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