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Windows 7: Windows Backup Utility keeps skipping files

16 Feb 2012   #1
dbtmellis

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Windows Backup Utility keeps skipping files

I keep getting an error every time i run Windows Backup Utility

"Backup skipped backing up F:\Recorded TV as it is on the backup target."

What does this mean, and how can i get to stop skipping files?


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16 Feb 2012   #2
kado897

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If you are backing up to F: then Windows backup will not allow you to backup files that are already on F:. You need to go into "Change Settings" on the backup screen. On second screen select "let me chose" and remove any checkboxes against folders on F:
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16 Feb 2012   #3
dbtmellis

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@kado897, so if i remove the Library for Recorded TV from the backup, since the files are already on the Drive F, that should fix my problem?
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16 Feb 2012   #4
kado897

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Yes, That will work. I personally like a bit more control over the files I backup so I deselect all the libraries and select individual folders from the tree. That however can also lead the similar problems if you delete a folder in the list without reconfiguring the backup again.
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16 Feb 2012   #5
dbtmellis

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Unchecked the Recorded TV library, ran it again, and it solved the problem.
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16 Feb 2012   #6
kado897

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good news dbtmellis.
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