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Windows 7: Robocopy / view backed up files on external drive

18 May 2012   #1
Andysdad

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Robocopy / view backed up files on external drive

Started using robocopy to do my backups. In my command lines, i can specify directories on a external drive to backup to.Some directories show up and i see everything. My most important directory " my documents" DOESNT SHOW UP. I have confirmed a backup is occuring, via log file and properties on the backup folder. I edited it down to a backup of only that folder. Log file shows good, external drive shows the "backup" root directory and properties ( size, number of files) match log file. Open up the backup folder, NOTHING LISTED. I have to run the script as adminstrator , my user is admin also, but if i run it as myself, it cant access the folder. I think im dealing with a right issue, i have edited security on the external drive, even reformatted it , still nothing shows up.


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18 May 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Andy,

Please provide system specifications as per tutorial - this make it so much easier to help.

Regards,
Golden
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18 May 2012   #3
Andysdad

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

progress. After messing around and reading tons, i was able to "see " the my documents directory.COuld not see anything in it but i was able to prove to myself it was on the drive. So its a attibute problem. This switch did and did not work .../A-:[RASHCNET] : UnSet file Attribute(s) on destination files - remove..... i was able to see the directory but it was empty and i notices the usb stopped working, i checked the log file and found this:2012/05/18 20:36:03 ERROR 1 (0x00000001) Changing File Attributes e:\backup\my documents\
Incorrect function......

So i think once i get this straight , i might be good.
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18 May 2012   #4
Andysdad

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Im good, just used the /A-: h and it works like a champ. I now i have a few other directories giving me these same issues, but ill get them and then work on tweaking the script a bit more. Thanks for your help Golden
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19 May 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Good news - mark this thread as solved when you are ready.

Regards,
Golden
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