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Windows 7: Skipped files

13 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro X-64
 
 
Skipped files

I tried backing up my Windows 7 Pro yesterday and all 3 times I got a message that the backup was complete, but some files were skipped.

It was the same sub-directory each time. Funny thing is the sub-directory isn't on the PC any longer.

I'm afraid to think the backup was successful and that I can move on to my next task.

Any one have any suggestions?

Bill

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13 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I guess it may have just been a ghost folder (deleted folder that didn't go away until after a refresh or restart) since it's not actually on your computer for Windows Backup to include in the backup.
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17 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I had same issue.

Go to start
click on your username
and right click on "documents" then "properties" under the Libraries tab on the left
delete all other refrences except "Documents" C:\users\YOURUSERNAME\ and Public Documents "C:\users\Public"


Do this for each of the others and re run backup
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17 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X-64
 
 

All that was in the Library was C:\user\my name\etc. and the Public directory.

What does:
Quote:
Do this for each of the others and re run backup
mean?

If you mean another user, there isn't one.
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17 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Bill,

There may be an included folder in one or more of your libraries that no longer exists, or you no longer have access to. Removing it should stop the files skipped for backup message.

Basically, you would want to remove all included folders in your libraries that no longer exist, being sure to keep your default Users and Public folder locations included.

Library - Remove a Included Folder
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17 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

thanks brink for the clarification,

Also open up windows backup and restore
click on change settings
select backup destination
let me choose
and uncheck "appdata Folder" , contacts, links, and searches

there are some know issues there


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13 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 64-bit
 
 

I realize this is an old thread. It helped me finally get a good backup when it kept failing. I'm assuming the fact that outlook was not included, let it go through and complete. What should be done AFTER this? Ultimately, I would like a complete backup including the Appdata file. Please advise. Thank you.
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13 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello bhadom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This backup error is for when you have a folder included in your backup that has either been deleted or moved. When the scheduled backup tries to backup this folder, you get this error since the folder wasn't there to be backed up.

There's nothing more that needs to be done other than to change your backup settings to no longer have that folder include in the scheduled backup.
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14 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 64-bit
 
 

Thank you, Brink. My problem is a different one, but the solution worked to prove the problem app was outlook. Should I open a new post for my issue? Thanks.
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14 Sep 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome bhadom. No need to start a new thread if your issue has been sorted.
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