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Windows 7: Backup Failure--Failure in creating a directory on backup storage dir.


22 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Backup Failure--Failure in creating a directory on backup storage dir.

Hi all. If it ain't one thing, it's another.

I do a "create system image" on my three Windows 7 computers each Sunday. Ususally there are no problems but today I get the attached message on one computer.

I saw a suggestion to disable my antivirus program so I tried that with the same results. All 3 computers use the same AV program and they did not see that message.

Can any of you folks get me headed in the right direction so I can get out of this mess? I have attached a screen capture of the error message plus a graphic of the system spec.

Backup goes on an external 500G backup drive.

Thanks



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22 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I have found Acronis Trueimage to be the easiest and most user-friendly.

If you purchase a Seagate, WD or Maxtor, you can get the Acronis Trueimage software (free) and make an image of your OS and

put it on your external hdd. Don't forget to click "verify" in options.

If you need to recover your OS ( including programs, updates, etc) you can do it with a few clicks.

You can also use Easeus for free and any hdd will work.

Also, make a boot CD -you can start the program from Start Menu, but in case of a catastrophic failure and you can't boot, the CD will open your saved image and you will recover your OS in minutes.

Seagate - DiscWizard | Seagate

WD - WD Support

Easeus - EASEUS Todo Backup Free 6.1 Download for Windows / FileHorse.com

Here's a link (page 2) with pics to guide you.

What is an very easy Backup & Recovery of disk imaging?
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22 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the information.

I am presently using the backup program built into Windows 7. Perhaps I should look around.

Tried it again and got a slightly different message.


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22 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Give Acronis or Easeus a shot.
You will be pleasantly surprised.
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22 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Give Acronis or Easeus a shot.
You will be pleasantly surprised.
I will.

Have to wait for when this stinking cold that I have gets better.

http://www.todo-backup.com/products/...p-software.htm

Keeps giving a verification code error.

Thanks again.
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22 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Get better quick!!

Any questions, just ask.
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22 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Get better quick!!

Any questions, just ask.
Will do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Have you tried Macrium Reflect Free? Its highly regarded here and very easy to use. Works flawlessly. Some links for you:

Download:
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Tutorial:
Imaging with free Macrium

Give us a shout if you need more help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

No, Golden, I have only used the Windows 7 backup program. I will try all the suggestions I get and see which one I like the best.

So far, I have gotten error message when I try to enter my email when I fill in my vitals for Easus.

I just downloaded EaseUS from MajorGeeks and I will try the others when I can.

Many thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well here are the EaseUS backup results. I wanted it to go to the External drive so I will have to correct it.

Takes longer but time is not that critical.

At least NO ERROR MESSAGES.

I'll give it another try.


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