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Windows 7: Skipped Files Error when Doing System Backup


30 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Skipped Files Error when Doing System Backup

Hi It keeps skipping a Podcast file for some reason, i think related to Zune Media Player for my Windows Phone? Is there a way to solve that so backup completes successfully?


Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials 2.116.0

Windows Firewall

Clean Install a few weeks ago

backing up to second internal drive, but i can move it to my External if needed

Am Willing to uninstall and Reinstall Zune Player if needed

Previous Antivirus was Avast 6.0 Free

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30 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Did the backup application generate a log file? The log file might give some indication why the podcast file was skipped.

I've seen backup apps skip certain files at times. Usually because the skipped file was open/in use or because the path to the skipped file was very long.
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30 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Log file i tried to pull up again, and it came up blank for some reason, i'm gonna recreate the backup tonight before i goto sleep and see if it finishes all the way, or if it doeesn't, and hopefully log file saves right this time

Backup application is Windows 7 Home Premium built in backup
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31 Oct 2011   #4

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Hi bikeman. Windows backup can get itself in a twist if you have made changes to your directory structure especially deleting folders that are in the backup. If you go through the change settings routine again it should sort the problem.
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31 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Skipped Files During backup--Problem Resolved

Thank you all for the info, sorry it took so long to reply and mark this as solved, been extremely busy, and normally i don't delete or make too many changes, but was doing some cleaning up of files, and most likely that is why it failed the first 2 times i tried
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01 Nov 2011   #6

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No problem bikeman. I'm just glad it's solved.
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