Hi, I have just joined this forum and this is my first post. Hope someone can offer advice. My husband and I use Acronis Home Edition to do full and differential backups onto a Buffalo external hard drive. With Windows XP, we could do a backup, then go to the Buffalo and open the backup file, to view the contents, to make sure it had backed up everything properly. We have now have computers with Windows Vista and the backup shows on the hard drive, but, at first, we could not open our backups to view the contents. (Buffalo have said that their external hard drive is compatible with Vista.) We even downloaded a trail version of the latest Acronis, but we still could not view the contents of the backups on the external hard drive. However, for reasons unknown, I could suddenly open the backups through my computer. So I removed the trail version of Acronis 11 and reinstalled my Acronis 10. Everything is still working fine. However, my husband is still not able to open his backups through his computer. The 'wait' icon flashes madly, but that is all. Can anyone advise. Thank you.