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Windows 7: Windows backup does not capture all my files

31 Aug 2012   #1
DerBear

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows backup does not capture all my files

I have a 500mg external drive and just noticed when I check my backup some folders are missing. I have tried it both ways letting windows select as well as me making the seslections. I notice My Pictures and My Videos are not getting backed up. Any ideas?


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31 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DerBear, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Normally when you view these in their library, they have the two included folders below by default in the library. Do you have the libraries checked, the folder locations below, and/or any other location your pictures and videos are in checked to be included in the backup?


My Pictures
  • C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures
  • C:\Users\Public\Pictures
My Videos
  • C:\Users\(user-name)\Videos
  • C:\Users\Public\Videos
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Sep 2012   #3
DerBear

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I only see 1 line. I do not see the Public one.
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01 Sep 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you mean in the library, then you could include the Public folder in them if you like.

Library - Include a Folder
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01 Sep 2012   #5
DerBear

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I downloaded Genie9 software for backup and it works fine. I just don't see any public folders on my system.
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01 Sep 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you don't see C:\Users\Public, then it may have been hidden by mistake.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
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01 Sep 2012   #7
DerBear

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It is not hidden. I believe some how it is deleted.
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01 Sep 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you navigating to the location in Windows Explorer itself, and not from within the library?

If so, create a new folder in C:\Users, and rename it Public. Afterwards restart the computer to see if the other folders in C:\Users\Public are restored as well. If not, then you can use the tutorial below to restore them.

Public Folders - Restore

Once all of you public folders are restored, you can then include the appropriate public folder to the corresponding library if you like.
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02 Sep 2012   #9
DerBear

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Problem solved. Many thaks.n
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02 Sep 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear you got it sorted.
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