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Windows 7: Backup completed but some files were skipped

14 Apr 2013   #1
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Backup completed but some files were skipped

Just got this message no matter how many times I ran backup today.

I've run it every Sunday afternoon since June of 2012 and never got the message before.
edit: Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Joseph T. Adinolf\Contacts. ErrorThe system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

Am I just wasting my time?

Using an external hard drive.

I would appreciate your comments.


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14 Apr 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joseph,

This error means that one or more folders that you selected to be included when you setup Windows Backup is no longer available to be backed up. Thus, it was skipped while backing up the others.

You can use step 4 in the tutorial below to "Change settings" in your Windows Backup to uncheck any included (checked) folders that have been deleted or moved.

Afterwards, you should stop getting this error.

Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Apr 2013   #3
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't get it Shawn. I don't see my post responding to yours earlier today.

Anyway thanks for the info.

As always, it is most appreciated.
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15 Apr 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Joseph.
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15 Apr 2013   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I know what happened, Shawn.

After typing my reply, I clicked on the button showing solved and bye bye post.

Live and learn.

Oh yes, my friends call me Joe.
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15 Apr 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries Joe.
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15 Apr 2013   #7
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn.

Most appreciated as usual.
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