Well I assume one doesn't have to create an empty snapshot on an external HDD to archive snapshots do they? I just created simple folders nothing else on the external hdd and then didn't know if I should use the export snapshot function or use create/ copy and use the internal option to place it in an archive since I though it might just put in in an archive on the original host computer. So I chose to export a copy of my original snapshot and put it in a folder I called archive on my external HDD. Now the problem becomes I also pointed my archives folder to this same external folder that I exported to. So will that create a problem if 2 different functions are pointing to the same external hdd folder to put archived snapshots? I hope not. My virgin snapshot copy was exported in there. Is the export import function mainly for cd/dvd? I hope I did that right. I'm worried that my exported snapshot will get written over if I archive something else into that same folder from say a copy/update and pointing it to the archive folder. I wonder if I have to make another folder inside the E:ARCHIVE folder to keep the images seperate?