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Backup completed but some files were skipped

Q: 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.

A: Backup completed but some files were skipped

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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I run backup once a week. I have never had any trouble before. However, today upon completion, I get the message "The backup completed but some files were skipped."

When I clicked on "View skipped files" this is what I got:


Code:
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Mcx1-WINDOWS7DESKTOP\Contacts. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Mcx1-WINDOWS7DESKTOP\Searches. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))
So, 2 files that can't be found? Anybody know what I should do?

A:Files skipped during backup

Hello Bug!

To me it doesn't look like something serious to be honest.
I'd just ignore it unless you think you'll need it.

Best Regards,
FredeGail

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I'm trying to do a backup using Windows 7 built in tool to create an Image and a Data backup. This is for a senior who I happen to know.

The external drive is brand new. The backup runs and completes but instead of giving that nice 100% and Green bar it says it skipped files. Normally I would leave this alone as I can simply see what files are skipped.

This being for someone less techy I want it to finish with no error messages.

It says it can't find two files.

c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder\New Folder
c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder

There are no such entries or short cuts on this person desktop. There was a folder from 2011 call "My Documents". She wasn't sure where this came from. Double clicking on this short cut produces two folders, New Folder and New Folder(2). Double clicking on New folder takes you down a layer to New Folder. Double clicking on New Folder, you guess it, you get New Folder. There were four embedded directories from the top all called New Folder.

I went to bottom and deleted the New Folder directory. I deleted each empty New Folder directory all the way back to the top. Then I delete "My Documents" on desktop. This did not delete any real documents found in the Documents library.

Under the New Folder(2) directory I found a real file which I moved to Documents.

I rebooted and tried again. Same message, same two skipped files.

I assume because someone managed to create a short cut call My Documents and embedded ... Read more

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XP Backup via shadow copy end with skipped file error. message is warning unable to open c:\Doc and Settings\etc........ see attachments Reason: Access denied.
 

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Hi It keeps skipping a Podcast file for some reason, i think related to Zune Media Player for my Windows Phone? Is there a way to solve that so backup completes successfully?


Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials 2.116.0

Windows Firewall

Clean Install a few weeks ago

backing up to second internal drive, but i can move it to my External if needed

Am Willing to uninstall and Reinstall Zune Player if needed

Previous Antivirus was Avast 6.0 Free

A:Skipped Files Error when Doing System Backup

Did the backup application generate a log file? The log file might give some indication why the podcast file was skipped.

I've seen backup apps skip certain files at times. Usually because the skipped file was open/in use or because the path to the skipped file was very long.

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I'm trying to do a backup using Windows 7 built in tool to create an Image and a Data backup. This is for a senior who I happen to know.

The external drive is brand new. The backup runs and completes but instead of giving that nice 100% and Green bar it says it skipped files. Normally I would leave this alone as I can simply see what files are skipped.

This being for someone less techy I want it to finish with no error messages.

It says it can't find two files.

c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder\New Folder
c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder

There are no such entries or short cuts on this person desktop. There was a folder from 2011 call "My Documents". She wasn't sure where this came from. Double clicking on this short cut produces two folders, New Folder and New Folder(2). Double clicking on New folder takes you down a layer to New Folder. Double clicking on New Folder, you guess it, you get New Folder. There were four embedded directories from the top all called New Folder.

I went to bottom and deleted the New Folder directory. I deleted each empty New Folder directory all the way back to the top. Then I delete "My Documents" on desktop. This did not delete any real documents found in the Documents library.

Under the New Folder(2) directory I found a real file which I moved to Documents.

I rebooted and tried again. Same message, same two skipped files.

I assume because someone managed to create a short cut call My Documents and embedded ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Backup Failed - Files Skipped

I don't use windows backup any more but I seem to remember having this problem. I cured it by going through the backup setup routine again. Just open up the backup dialogue and press the change settings link and go through all stages.

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Running windows 98SE.
Have a 160 GB Seagate external drive as backup. I use BounceBack as the SW to back up my system.

Prior to installing an extra hard drive, I want to complete a system backup to the Seagate.

Upon completion of a back up, I would like to be able to go into the Segate and simply check some recent files to determine they were backed up.

So, prior to back up I created a file and folder on my desktop. After completing the backup to the Seagate, I go into Seagate and cannot find that file.

How can I be sure all files were transferred?

Thanks
 

A:How to confirm files backed up after backup completed?

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Here is my backup result,I tried to find the folder,but there were no such name of folder exist,so my backup always be skipped.

So,I'm looking any advance user or those who have this issue experience to solve my problem.

When I use C:\TDDownload to located it,window explorer write cant find C:\TDDownload.Please check spelling and try again.

For optional,should I download the software which I installed before and it auto created this folder to stored the file I downloaded by use that software.

A:[Serious]Backup being skipped

After I installed the program which create our this folder, I re backup it and the result is,Backup skipped backing up D:\TDDOWNLOAD as it is on the backup target.

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I have successfully backed up my files on an external hard drive running short of space and it is successful except for one skipped file - this is causing an error message Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\IDriveLocal\. ErrorThe system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)). I cannot see any way of removing this from the backup as it is not a Data file. Nor am I certain I should. Can you advise me.
 

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Hello all,I'm using Netbackup 7.0.1 backing up Exchange 2010. I already have Exchange license to backup the Exchange database. Exchange backup is running fine.I also have a seperate MS-WINDOWS type backup to backup the whole server but the backup skipped the *.edb file and completed with status 0 with no exceptions. When I perform a restoration, the edb file is not there.How to backup the Exchange edb file? Do I have to stop the Information Store service to back it up and can I backed it up once just to act as a container for my Exchange database?. If a disaster happen, in order for me to recover the exchange server, I have to restore everything back and then restore the Exchange Database but in this case, the edb file is not backed up, I can't up my Information Store service to do the Exchange restoration.As far as I know, Backup Exec do skip the edb files if you have an Exchange Agent and have to edit the registry setting in order to back it up but how about Netbackup?

A:Backup skipped *.edb file (Exchange database)

Restore Windows backup first, then restore latest Exchange backup to restore EDB file.In other words, for your purposes, system backup is a two-part process.

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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

A:Skipped files

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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Recently installed kaspersky pure 2. 0 .Getting error message that backup task has not been completed. I have read that this is a known issue. Is there a solution to correct this problem? Thanks.

A:backup task has not been completed

Welcome to Seven Forumsnancy159. As you say, this is a known issue






Quote:
5. Main known issues

The maximum size limit for Quarantine and Backup and Restore does not work.
Some application windows do not correspond to Microsoft computer management from keyboard standards.
Groups of windows cannot be closed through Windows 7 taskbar.
Application window cannot be closed through Windows 7 taskbar preview.
"A backup task has not been completed" status is displayed in the general protection status and in the Backup and Restore section when backup tasks are performed.
Protection parameters cannot be reverted to default values.
AVZ reports cannot be created under 64-bit operating systems.
In some cases, characters cannot be entered using the Virtual Keyboard in entry fields of web browsers or applications.
When in Safe Run mode, Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail) email client may fail to display some email messages received from the standard Microsoft Windows environment.


Kaspersky PURE 2.0: commercial release (build 12.0.1.288)

Have you tried creating a backup task?

How to create a backup task in Kaspersky PURE 2.0?

A Guy

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I ran the Kaspersky online scanner and it didn't find any threats, however it seemed to skip over a large amount of files. I save the log here.

I've also included my HijackThis log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:36:54 PM, on 8/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Brayden\Nod32\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Brayden\Nod32\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Brayden\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Brayden\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://layerc... Read more

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I am clueless as to if I even have a problem -

I have whatever protection that comes with Windows defender, F-Secure anti-virus, and what I was told to download free Ad-Aware

Im more than a little paranoid after my initiating fiasco. I figured if running scans once a week was good daily is better! Plus I am so trying to learn it all!

Several times it appears that defender lets things get in here is an example of defenders history: (Im not impressed!)
NAME....................ALERT LEVE..................ACTION TAKEN............STATUS
Unknown.................Unknown......................Allow........5/9............Succeeded
Network Essentials....Severe........................Ignore.......5/9............Succeeded
KaZaA.....................Medium........................Remove....5/7............Failed
Altnet......................Medium........................Remove....5/7............Failed
Network Essentials...Severe..........................Ignore......5/7...........Succeeded
Unknown.................Unknown......................Allow........5/6...........Succeeded
Unknown.................Unknown......................Allow........5/4...........Succeeded
An example of the specific details of one of them:

Network Essentials Severe Ignore 5/9/06 Succeeded
Category: Browser Modifier

Description: This program has potentially unwanted behavior

Advice: Remove this software immediately

Resources:
file:
F:\System Volume Information\_restore{CF7947OC-79F7-4821-8E34- 8E6E... Read more

A:Solved: Files possibly infiltrated and then skipped during the scan

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Hello everyone. I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7 installed. I have never used 7, and upon copying files from an external drive to the C: drive I encountered an error stating that one of the folder names was too long. It gave me a couple of options, and I chose "skip." Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that it just skipped the folder. I can't find it anywhere, either on the external drive where I had copied it from or on the C: where I was trying to copy it. If anyone has any idea where these files are I would greatly appreciate it, as I could not find a temporary location or anything else of that sort.

A:Windows 7 File Copy: Can't Find Skipped Files

Welcome

Try this: In search, type several unique words that would be found in the folders. Maybe the entire title or a name of a special location, etc.

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My XP installation disks are very scratched up and I got the message "Setup cannot copy the file[...]" several times on what I recall being "CDMEDIA.HL_" and "CDMEDIA.CH_" and MAYBE one other that I can't remember (believe it was two or three files) during setup, so I skipped the files. I figured that would screw with my CD drive, and sure enough, when I got Windows running it wouldn't even recognize my CD drive. The funny thing is, my CD drive still functions as far as opening and closing and even blinking lights, so this is clearly a software problem caused by the lack of those critical system files. Knowing that, I downloaded an XP installation disc online and took the file I suspected were missing and put them into the proper directory (C:\WINDOWS\system32), but to no avail. I rebooted and the CD drive is still not working. I was reading online and tried to use the "sfc /scannow" command to scan for missing files. It said there were some missing, but I had to insert an XP disc to fix it! Talk about a catch-22.

Can anyone help? I really don't want to have to reinstall windows (and can't if this isn't fixed anyways as I'll just have the same problem). I have no access to any other copies of XP in disk form nor any writable disks to burn the existing copy I do have so yeah.

A:Skipped copying of files during XP installation; CD drive not functioning

Try and clean them with a baby wipe.

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Hey all,

Well this place helped me write my first cmd script so i would like to share it with you all and hope you enjoy it.

This particular script allows you to back up selected files or folders from a client computer through to a server after answering a couple of questions.

Its a great script but unfortunantly i have no need for it as it does not meet our requirements any more (note i only wrote it last week ).

The script comes with a backup version, and a restore version... so the theory is that you can back up selected files and folders from one client to the server, then restore it from the server to a new client, all with simple prompts.

I have also commented throughout the batch file as much as i could so hopefully it should be fairly easy for any admin guys using it.

The items it backs up are:

My documents
Desktop
Favorites
All pst files on the system
NK2 file - outlook file that remembers email addresses when creating new email and entering email it automatically suggests previously used email addresses
Outlook signatures

Its easy to add extra things to this script aswell. Also it is fairly easy to create it to do all of the backups without any prompts...

basically this is a batch file that is simple, but i spend a day or so writing it, and im proud of my crappy script so if anyone can find any use for it please do try it.
(now i just have to work out how i upload it)...

Thank you and commends are definately welcome

Regards,
Ivan
 

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I have been trying to backup my C drive in preparation for cloning and installing a larger SSD drive. I am pretty sure that I have backed up my PC using win 7 backup before, but the last time was sometime last year. I previously burned my backup to disc, but this time I decided to backup to my networked My Book Live (2T). Each time I try it, I get the " Windows backup skipped backing up system because one of the critical volumes is not having enough space...". I have searched the "net" pretty extensively trying to find out why. My only feasible guess has something to do with the shadow storage. When it would not backup to the network drive, I tried one of my internal drives ( 465GB w/ 413GB free), with the same results. My C drive (120GB SSD) has 14.3GB free, but I don't know if this would affect it. I have watched the backup program progress and when it gets to 50% complete, it stops and give the error. I have even gone into an elevated command prompt and Typed 'vssadmin list shadowstorage' to look for the max storage space available, but could not find anything for my "G" drive or my network drive. Am I going in the right direction, or should I be looking for something else? If this gets to become more of a hassle than it's worth, I may just bite the bullet and do a fresh install on my new SSD drive. Any suggestions?

A:backup cannot be completed. Insufficient space. Error code 0x81000033

Since you have a WD hdd, download the Acronis Trueimage - free.
This will backup your C drive and allow you to restore it to your new SSD.
A clean install is probably your bet at this time -although either will work.
WD Support
FWIW -If you keep just OS and programs on your current SSD and keep it at about 75%, you can save your money on a larger SSD.

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Hello,

I used nLite to create an Windows server 2003 disc that had the SATA drivers
included.I have installed Windows server 2003 that had the above drivers by
deleting the already existing Windows vista operating system on Acer Aspire
AM5641. But when I was installing, it skipped the following
files.............cmnicfg.xml, ipcfg.xxml, osinfo.xml, potscfg.xml,
pppcfg.xml,
xmlp_bdg.xdr, xmlp_bec.xdr, xmlp_beu.xdr, xmlp_ecp.xdrxmlp_ecu.xdr,
xmlp_fcd.xdr, xmlp_fcw.xdr, xmlp_hlp.xdr, xmlp_loc.xdr, xmlp_mas.xdr,
xmlp_mcc.xdr, xmlp_mcu.xdr,xmlp_mpc.xdr. I want to install SAP R/3 on Win
server 2003. Will I face any problems in future..as some files are skipped
when installing.

Thanks for the reply.
 

A:Files skipped when installing windows server 2003 on Acer Aspire AM5641

Just run sfc /scannow (copy and paste that into run, or command prompt )
You will need your Windows server 2003 CD (maybe)

Also confirm all backups are complete (even though it's just a standard Windows command, sometimes installed personal firewalls and Antivirus softwares can cause issues during the scan)
 

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Since I restored a system recovery (Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit with SP1), I run into a nag screen during each logon. It tells me "'Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?".
There are only two options "Abort" or "Restore" - none of them worked (I can restore my user files, but the nag screen is shown again after a system restart).
I found a similar discussion in Microsoft Answer forum her:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-to-get-rid-of-notice-recovery-completed-do-you/b99d7ace-556b-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=1&tm=1311623573847#footer 
and posted my findings. During my investigations I came across similar issues here in German forums. A few information and screen shots I collected showing my findings in process explorer may be found in my blog (unfortunately in German):
http://www.borncity.com/blog/2011/07/25/meldung-die-wiederherstellung-wurde-abgeschlossen-kommt-immer-teil-2/
Maybe somebody has a clue to solve that nasty issue.Gru/greetings G. Born - Blogs: http://blog.borncity.com

A:How to get rid of notice, 'Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?

Based on your description, I think you manually backup your user files or set a task to do it before . When you did the system restore, it only affected Windows system files, programs, and registry settings. System restore does not affect personal files.
I read your reply on that thread, I'm wonderring if you make any task scheduler about backup and restore?
If you set any tasks related with backup and restore, please try disable that task, then restart the computer to check if it works.

Hi Miya,
thanks for your reply. Well I can say, I have definitely not set up a task in task scheduler nor I have manually backed up user files. The system image I used for restore was created after a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install (setup DVD was obtained from
an iso I downloaded from my MSDN account, and it included SP1 already). The only things I changed after Windows 7 install: Updated some drivers, I added Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Word 2000 - and I defined a couple of desktop shortcuts to
portable apps located on other partitions. This was the minimal working environment I like to see after a system restore from image backup.
I haven't defined any task within task scheduler (not after backup nor after installing Win 7 and before creating a system image backup).

If you cannot find which task, I suggest you temprorily disable the Task Scheduler service. You can modify the registry to do it. Note, there might be some risks when modify the ... Read more

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Hi guys!
I'm using the KAV 2014 to scan my malware collection.
I pretend only scan the files and save a log file.
For that I created a bat file with the following line:

avp.com SCAN /i0 /fa /R:log.txt "F:\CollectionFolder"

It works perfectly but, for all infected and skipped file, the kav adds a line in the log file, for example:

...
2016-09-24 10:56:20 F:\VX\0\00\00081f6990f4102e46665ad838586e00 suspicion HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic
2016-09-24 10:56:20 F:\VX\0\00\00081f6990f4102e46665ad838586e00 skipped
2016-09-24 10:56:21 F:\VX\0\00\00082cd9eb6f953e1deef8aa393177b5 detected Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.gen
2016-09-24 10:56:21 F:\VX\0\00\00082cd9eb6f953e1deef8aa393177b5 skipped
...

As you can see, for each infected file there is another line for "skip". Because of this, the log file will have almost twice the size and it makes the scan process slowdown a little, since it will request twice for write in disk.

I would like to know if anyone knows how to avoid that "skipped" line. Of course I could write a Python script for remove that but, I want to KAV creates a clean log as possible.

thanks in advance.
 

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Ok so one day, i rebooted my pc, i have windows 7 hp x64, when i booted it up, it worked fine for a few minutes then gave me a bsod. errors were: 0xFFFFFFFFC0000096 and 0xFFFFF80003512B5A

this happened several times, ( i did it on the same day). so i tried safe mode, and it looked like a mix between win7 and 95, and i backed up lots of my programs and stuff to an external hard drive. then when i re bootted the pc again, it worked fine in regular mode, and and this pop up box said, recovery completed...etc, and it asks restore files, and cancel. i clicked restore, or cancel and it still bsod after 2 minutes, it would not bsod if i didn't touch the thing. i did a re install of windows, and then, my screen in regular mode was screwed up, like squashed from 2 sides, and pixelized a bit. i tried everything and then it sort of fixed itself. but the recovery thing keeps poping up. good that their is no bsod. its just annoying.

A:Recovery completed, restore files bug after multiple bsod & reinstall

Hello singular9, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help later with it.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I factory restored my Windows 7 HP desktop (no SP1), then recovered my files from an external hard drive through the HP File Restore program and now I get the window saying "Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?" at every
startup.
Long story short, I was not able to find much help online as this seems to not be a common problem. This was the closest solution I could find on this same forum:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/c6915946-34e8-4607-b8a6-685d35b89fa6/how-to-get-rid-of-notice-recovery-completed-do-you-want-to-restore-your-user-files?forum=w7itprogeneral
However, I was never able to find the "Recovery.txt" file I need to delete for the problem to go away.
Now I have restored to factory settings once more and the window continues to pop up at every startup.
I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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The test result is under Win7 build 7000
1. Open backup and restore center
2. Set backup settings
a. Choose backup locations to local disk,for example f:\
b. Choose [Let me choose]
c. What do you want to back up?
Only choose the folder of c:\program files\windows photo viewer\
Do not choose [Include a system image]
d. Backup summary
Items are c:\program files\windows photo viewer\
e. Save settings and start backup

Result:
There is no files under F:\TEST-PC\Backup Set 2008-09-29 032022\Backup Files 2008-09-29 032022\Backup files 1.zip\

So, the question is why we can not backup this folder at the first time(it should be a full backup)

Anyone can help me, thank you in advance!

A:Backup files fail to backup files in Program Files

Hi

Backup doesn't usually back up a program's files. Since Programs need to be "Installed", it makes no sense to simply back up the program's "program files" folder if no User data is stored in such folders. Since that folder would be fully rebuilt upon it's reinstallation, why does a backup need to be made of it?
I tested this also, and while a backup file was created, the zip folder was empty as was yours.
But again, backing up such a folder makes no sense and is a waste of space in the backup file, so it only makes sense that certain file types are excluded from being backed up.

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I'm preparing to upgrade from Windows 2000 professional to XP. I would like a perfect backup of my C: drive in case the worst happens and XP kills my computer (so I can revert back to 2000 and my old system without a problem). I have 2 hard drives so I have the room to put an exact image of my C: drive onto the slave drive. Just wanting to get some feedback as to the best way to do this.

So far I just used the "backup now" option in Windows 2000 and saved a .bkf file of my entire drive to the slave. It actually didn't take up that much space--the .bkf must contain some sort of compression.

Anyway, is this the best way to go about protecting myself or would it be worthwhile to instead invest in a 3rd party backup program instead before undertaking this? There are tons of programs out there of course, Norton Ghost, Backup Now, GoBack, or what have you. If Windows' option works well I don't know why people would buy a 3rd party program but I hear about it a lot so I thought I'd ask. Anyone ever restored an entire system from a windows .bkf file before and had difficulty? Protecting myself is pretty important to me.

Any advice would be helpful.
 

A:Computer backup before upgrade to XP--backup software suggestions,.bkf files,etc?

With the windows backup you have to reinstall windows and then restore the backup to get back to where you were. I use and love ghost because it makes a 100% exact copy of EVERYTHING and all you have to do to get it back is to restore the image and you're up a going again - no need to reinstall windows. Is also fast and can clone one drive to another or create an Image file.

GoBack I don't like and Backup Now needs windows to be installed to restore the backup
 

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G'day everyone

Does anyone know of a simple backup program that is capable of backing up large files incrementally by splitting the file and backing up only changed parts of the file? The files I'm talking about are files that get altered by appending stuff at the end of the file, e.g. log files or mailbox files, so it's generally possible to split a new version of the file at the exact point where the old version stopped, purely by file size.

Specifically, I want to back up Thunderbird and SeaMonkey mailboxes without having to create additional subfolders within those programs.

I understand that if something had changed near the beginning of the file, then the whole file will have to be backed up, unless the backup program is capable of some very clever searching, but mostly the files will change only by having data appended to it.

Thanks
Samuel

A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

You may want to rethink incremental backups. Where I worked, until I retired, we first used incremental backups for our servers. That seemed like a good approach - make an initial full backup on one day of the week and then only incrementals the rest of the week. That allowed smaller backups however when it came time to restore it was a nightmare making sure the incrementals were installed in the proper order, and it took much longer to restore. A decision was made to only do full backups every night and although the backup was bigger if a restore was needed there was no confusion on order of reinstall and it took less time.

I do the same thing with my own PC backups. I use Acronis True Image, which has incremental backup ability, but I only do full hard drive backups, to a separate hard drive.

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I have a new HP Pavillion Elite HPE with 920 GB of memory running Windows 7. I am an average computer user. I have a WD external backup drive with 1TB memory. I don't like the backup software that comes with the computer. I can't access anything to see how old the files are. The only option is to restore. Thank God I haven't had to do that. I have the files important to me backed up manually. I tried Nova backup but all I had was a bunch (really- a bunch) of files again that I couldn't access. I had a copy of Norton Ghost that wouldn't work with my old XP computer so I tried it on this one. After days with support manipulating my computer, going through three people to the software engineer, they could not make Ghost work on my (64? whatever) computer.

I don't know if I need a mirror or clone or whatever I've been reading about that I don't understand. I have plenty of room on the backup drive and have CD's and DVD's that will restore, I think. Best Buy made me some when I bought it and the computer made me make some as well when I got home. I can manually do a system backup less my files that doesn't change. So what I really want to do is to find a software that will enable me to choose the files I want to that sometimes change (My Documents) and have those backup on a regular basis. I also want to have those so I can go to my M drive (backup drive) and see my files just like in windows explorer. That way, if anything does happen, I know my files are alright and if I have ... Read more

A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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Window 8.1

When I run File history backup, I get the following error:

Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos

If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point.

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When I run the following Command prompt: Dir/al/s
It show me these reparse points as follow
Directory of C:\Users\(myname)\Documents
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Music (C:\users\(myname)\Music)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Pictures (C:\users\(myname)\Pictures)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Videos (C:\users\(myname)\Videos)
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When I use Files Explorer,
These files do not show up.
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Music / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Pictures / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Videos / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos
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How do I Delete/Remove these reparse point?
 

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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Hi,
I have been googling this for days now - trying several different suggestions - but cannot find a fix!

I am in the midst of tranferring data from old computer (Windows Vista) to new computer (Windows 7 Pro) and was placing folders/files on network drive to do so. For 95% of the items, it worked like a charm - I would copy onto my new computer and then delete them from network drive.

However I am left with 5 folders with a few files in each that I cannot delete! Error message is:
The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program. Close the file and try again.

I've tried renaming, Unlocker, stopped windows from caching thumbnails, and a few more than I can't even remember!

I am not a computer whiz by any means and am afraid to attempt anymore on my own in case I mess something up!!

Any help would be appreciated - I am all googled out!!!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Cannot Delete Files/Folders "Action Cannot Be Completed.."

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I'm having issues using BUE 11d to backup the exchange server 2003. It will not backup the files priv1.edb and priv1.stm in the 'MDBDATA' folder. Files are selected in the job selection list and have an exchange license installed on BUE. Also modify the registry the other night to 'exclude active files' (something in found while roaming on Symantec forums). Neither changes worked. The files appears to be locked because they are *greyed out in BUE. Though they are check, I can't un-check it like the other flat files.
 

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1. I upgraded from XP to W7 after backing up my whole XP laptop.

2. I want to restore some programs from the XP backup to my W7 laptop.

3. W7 windows explorer sees my external usb disk and the XP backup file I want to
restore from.

4. However, W7 backup utility does not see the external disk or the backup file.

5. Any ideas? Can the W7 backup utility work with a backup file created by XP's
backup utility?

A:Can W7 backup utility read XP backup files?

Hi Ikers;

Windows 7 backup does not recognize XP backups - However, Microsoft does offer a free tool:

Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers running Windows Vista and Microsoft? Windows Server? 2008.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

This download requires Validation from Microsoft - If your copy of the OS is less-than-legal, the Validation process could cause you some headaches.

Be sure to follow the instructions on the download page to the letter. And as always, create a system restore point and back up any personal data prior to downloading/installing the utility.

Best of luck to you!

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Ive just done a scan with kaspersky online scanner,but it seems to have skipped some objects.Heres my report,can someone have a look and tell me why they,ve been skipped.KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
Saturday, July 08, 2006 6:45:11 PM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.83.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 8/07/2006
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 205828


Scan Settings
Scan using the following antivirus database extended
Scan Archives true
Scan Mail Bases true

Scan Target My Computer
A:\
C:\
D:\

Scan Statistics
Total number of scanned objects 29509
Number of viruses found 0
Number of infected objects 0 / 0
Number of suspicious objects 0
Duration of the scan process 02:59:06

Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg7\Log\emc.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data\avg7log.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data\avg7log.log.lck Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr0.dat Object is locked skipped

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A:Why Have These Been Skipped?

Hello Pac73,

The online scan you did with Kaspersky, has displayed these results because it is a new version that displays protected areas of your system.
It is still working as before, but this time displays these where as before it did not. You are clean as the results suggest.
Anyone who uses the new Kaspersky on-line scanner will get these results now. It confused me at first, but dont worry about them.
As for why they are doing this now, honestly can not say, maybe they just want to feed us even more info. But do continue to use it, it is a great online scanner.

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Yesterday, I installed Windows 7 64 bit to replace my Windows XP. I booted off the DVD, and I vaguely remember having to select a type of install. I honestly don't remember which one I chose. I think it was custom or clean install (something like that), because I figured the upgrade option wouldn't work since XP is 32 bit. Anyway, I got to a point where it shows the partitions on the hard drive. I chose to delete everything on my hard drive. Now this is where the confusion sets in. There was a "New" button which I believe was for a new partition, but I wasn't interested in creating multiple partitions. There was also some kind of "Format" button, but it was grey and could not be clicked. I didn't know what to do so I clicked continue and windows installed. I checked my C: drive in My Computer and it says NTFS format. What the hell happened here? Do I need to start over?

A:Skipped Reformat?

Check this tutorial out...
Repair Install
Get back to us so we can help you if needed
Welcome to Win 7 Forums...

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Okay, here's my issue. Like a dummy, I renamed my workgroup without exporting to a backup file for my outlook 2003 working files. Now that I am in a new environment, I cannot seem to import my old email and contact information to my new profile under the new workgroup. I tried to import, but no option; I tried to copy the old files to my new directory, but no luck. I am hoping someone out there knows a bit about outlook 2003.

Thanks
Alex
 

A:Import outlook 2003 files w/o backup files, but have original working file

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
________________________________________________________
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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A:Help - .XML files - Read/Write error - Vista won't allow app/pgm to copy/backup files

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Mod Edit:  Merged separate topics re same issues/system - Hamluis.
 
Wife's 64-bit Vista HP laptop, which has been junk ever since we got it a few years ago, is stuck on the latest Microsoft update.  Everytime we try to start the laptop, it goes to the update screen, gets to update #3 of 3, then says "welcome" very quickly, before saying "Windows is now shutting down".  Then, it doesn't shut down.  The screen goes black, briefly, and the cycle starts over.  I've tried starting in Safe Mode (all 3 options), and still get stuck on the update cycle. 
I did a disk check.  Took hours, but didn't help. 
I went to system recovery, and then selected system restore, but it said I had to leave system recovery to start system restore, but didn't explain how to get to system restore w/o going through system recovery.
When I did get a pop-up that asked if I wanted to restore to an earlier date, I clicked "yes", but nothing happened.
At one point, I got somewhere that asked for a password, but she has no idea what the password is.  We tried all her usual passwords.
Now, I do have an external HD which I backed up her laptop with, several months ago, but I have no idea if that will help, or how?  And would she lose anything since that back-up, if we were able to use that?
I can't download anything on her laptop, and can't ever get to the start button.
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A:If I do System Recovery, Will backup files restore current files/settings?

Update:  Still not working, but I was able to get to the recovery screen, and I am currently backing up to an external HD.  Any way I can use this to get the laptop going again?  Or, if I do system recovery, returning to factory settings, can I then use this backup to recover everything?
I've never had to use a backup for anything...

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Problem solved! Please ignore. Sorry.

(ActiveSync apparently needs to be installed for a Pocket Word document to even be recognized as such.)
 

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Hi,

I did a complete backup & successful (email, files etc.) from the F11 boot on a external disk drive.

Then my HP Pavillon went to maintenance.

Now I have a great new fresh VISTA and have sccessfully restored all my files from VISTA and they are all in "C:\System Recovery Files" with a Restorewiz.log file.

My question is: what is the next step to get all my files, emails etc. bacK; this is not clear on all vista forums?

Thank you very much indeed!
Regards
Patrick

A:F11 backup Reco Manager OK but files on C:\System Recovery Files

Hi lolita,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I think the following article from the HP web site will answer your question - I read it and it provides the additional steps required to get everything back where it belongs: How to Restore Backup Files Created During the F11 Backup Procedure - HP Customer Care (United States - English).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Hey guys?

I can't back up my files. I accidently deleted this main backup on my external harddrive... and I don't know if tha'ts why.
Kim
 

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Files keep being added to my C:\Program Files\Support.com\backup\In\Inbox\
There are so many large files being added that it is now taking about 19 -20 hours to run a virus scan with Norton AntiVirus. Can they or should they be deleted? A typical file name in this folder is 543377899_5602f6bf1_
 

A:What are the files contained in C:\Program Files\Support.com\backup\In\Inbox\ ?

What are the results of doing a full virus scan?

Download, install and run HiJackThis

Run the scan and save log option.
When the LOG file opens in Notepad, do a select all, copy
Then return here and in a reply post, do a paste to allow for review.
 

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Hi,I was just wondering why my post keeps getting skipped and not answered. I posted twice, same thing happened???!!!Here's the address, thanks for your help.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/52325/computer-acting-strange-scratchhead///Mod edit to repair URL

A:Post Skipped, No Reply

Multiple posting of the same HJT log doesn't get you help any faster. It only confuses matters. HJT logs are generally analyzed on a first-come first-served basis. HJT Techs see a different listing of logs than the general membership sees in the HJT Forum. There you are seeing new logs as well as all the other logs being worked on at the same time. The HJT Team work through many logs in a days time. You'll just have to be patient and wait your turn. This may take several days or longer. If after five days you've not had a response, you may post that info in this thread. Please don't post non-HJT items such as this within the HJT forum.

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I know im asking for alot and that you guys do this for free but i really need help and i feel skipped!
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...jor-virus.html

A:Why did i get skipped? Had this problem for weeks!

Perhaps you did not notice how busy this section of the forum is.

Perhaps you also did not note the posting rules.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html


Quote:





Posting Rules

1. Please do not start a new thread each time you reply. We need you to keep your logs in one thread only. It?s almost impossible to complete a fix by trying to follow more than one thread.

Please do not post your logs in any other Forum - logs should ONLY be posted in the HijackThis Forum.


2. Please be considerate of the fact that the people helping you are all volunteers, and in many cases usually have a job, and a limited amount of time to help, and therefore can only do so much. If no one has replied to your thread within 72hrs after you posted, please reply in your thread with the words BUMP, please to move it forward.

DO NOT Bump the thread unless 72 hours has passed. We work from oldest to newest posts so your wait will be longer if you bump it forward before the 72 hours is up. We look for 0 reply, or 1 reply threads to respond to.

Early bump posts will be deleted.




You've now created THREE threads for the same issue.

Be patient, please. There are only so many of us VOLUNTEERS, and we do have lives away from here.

If there is an immediate need, please take your machine to a local technician. I'm sure they would love the business.

This thread is closed.

All further inquiries for your issue shou... Read more

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is this normal
Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\logs\2007-10-07.csv Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_AGENT_LOG1.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_AUDIO\CLML.db Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_AUDIO\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_BINARY\CLML.db Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_BLOB\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

C
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_GLOBAL\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

C
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_IMAGE\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

C
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_MAIN\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

C
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_TV\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

CC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLML_VIDEO\CLML.db-journal Object is locked skipped

C:\System Volume Information\MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase Object is locked skipped

C:\System Volume Information\tracking.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped

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Hi

I'm trying to reinstall windows xp and completely override my current installation.
The problem is the wizard is skipping the partitioning and actually installs another copy of the OS.

What should I do?

Thanks,
Neta

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I followed another thread and found that my problem is with an add-on, however I can not pin point which add-on(s).

When I run IE with no addons IE works fine.

A:skipped keys when typing in ie8

Disable the add-ons one by one until you figure out which one is.

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I have a Dell P4 1.7, 768 megs rambus, best data geforce 4 ti 4200. I am running WinXp pro, directX version 9, as far as I can tell, I have the most recent driver. The problem I am having is that I am lossing fps when the screen gets busy. I was runing Win ME and was getting 120-fps and zero skipped frames while playing Diablo, now, since I have upgraded to XP pro, I am getting 20-30 fps with significant frame skipping. Any suggestions would be helpfull. I have tried reisntalling the game. Thanks
 

A:Loosing FPS, skipped frames. Help!

try a different driver version. the newest isn't always the best.

before my computer died, i had problems with Morrowind FPS using the 41.09 drivers. so i swapped back to version 30.82 and the problem cleared up.

i think that these four versions are the best for the ti4200 and games from the last year or two.

v. 29.42
v. 30.82
v. 40.72
v. 41.09

all of these are available at http://www.voodoofiles.com/type.asp?cat_id=4 and are compatible with WinXP and the geForce 4 ti 4200.

V***V

/EDIT

did you have DX 9 installed on your WinME setup? and when you installed WinXP Pro, did you start out with DX 8.1 and upgrade to 9? if so, how did it act prior to the DX 9 upgrade?
gamers report issues when changing from 8.1 to 9.
 

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Did anyone notice this?

Though it said WDP has come to its lst days. But, has anyone noticed a weirdness happens sometimes in dual boot process. I have one of my PC with Win 7 and WDP with the time out set at 10 seconds and WDP stay as the default. But recently I noticed that WDP skipping it. At least 3 out of 5 my PC will boot directly to WDP. I run EasyBCD and changed Win 7 as the default and increase the time out to 20 seconds. But the occurrences were similar, it mostly jump directly to WDP, and I should go restarting it to have Win 7 come to a choice.

Mas Catoer.

A:Dual Boot Skipped by WDP

That's pretty weird.

Didn't occured to me yet. I'll let you know if it happens.

I saw the pc restarting itself after choosing Windows 7 from the list but it works and boots with Win7 so it's not that bad.

Thanks
Hopachi

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
________________________________________________________
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO _____________________________________... Read more

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How do you manage backing up your files efficiently? Say you have hundreds of folders in different places on one computer. If you want to back them up onto external drives, how do you manage how to backup ONLY the files or folders that have had changes made to them since the last backup?Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How to backup files without wasting time on already backed up files

If you only want to back up files that have changed? You do what is known as an 'incremental' back up. Just make sure that what ever application you employ for backing up you data has that capability. Acronis is one I am quite familiar with and use and it has that functionality. It however is not free.

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Very silly I'm sure and wasting my time. I have kids, and on a few computers I have the BIOS password that only I can provide which allows the computer to then start running windows XP. This is a great lock out tool for the whole unit.

Now, on this darn 3rd. computer, an HP desktop, I'm able to install a master password, that controls access, but the unit never asks for a password during boot up like the other two units. It just goes right on to run windows XP and the user log-ins appear. There is also a user password in the BIOS set-up also and I added a password for it too and there still is no change.

I have tried looking into this issues on forums only to see thousands of posts about bypassing the BIOS password, reading and wasting time.

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Hi guys,

This doesn't appear to be giving me a problem, however I'm intrigued and if there's a way to remove this anamoly I'd appreciate your advice.

I've just replaced my primary and secondary HD's and used a Ghost image to recover.

The way I had my previous 2 HD's configured was first HD as two partitons (first NTFS, second FAT32), 2nd HD as a single FAT32 partition.
This gave me drive letters of C: E: D: in that order, other devices CD, DVD etc as F: ...G:..

With my 2 new HD's I didn't need to split the first into two partions so I expected that these would just give me drives C: and D: with the CD drive etc as E:...F:....

However, although the new HD's are C: and D: , the CD is F: as before and I don't have any drive E:

What has happened to E:, did my Ghost image have this in a Windows registry setting that I need to delete?
Seems that Win XP collected that drive assignments when I first loaded it and it's still got these in the restored Ghost image.

Any ideas please?
 

A:Solved: Skipped drive letter

this happens quite a lot when you start moving things around or adding/removing storage hardware. I've seen many posts just like yours, I guess it's just a bit too confusing for XP to sort out all by itself. Drive E in your case was at some point earmarked for the 2nd partition on your first hd device, so xp has reserved it, in its ultimate wisdom.

The simple way is to right-click on my computer, select 'Manage' and select the appropriate drive/partition, there's an entry for the drive letter which you can change there.

This doesn't, however, come without its own problems. I've also heard of some instability in systems where people have manually changed the drive letters. I can't speak from experience as I generally just go with the flow and don't worry too much about what letter = what. Truth is I don't really care as long as it works.

The only 100% safe and reliable way to have all the drive letters in order, no gaps, is a complete reformat (from delete partition) and install of XP, a bit drastic I'm sure you'll agree just to get the letters neat and tidy.
 

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As it says I start the game pick race and all that but it skips character creation as in the picking skills and birthsign. I have reinstalled 10 times and am stuck. Get to the part where the emperor asks your birthsign and you can't answer so your stuck there.
 

A:Oblivion Character creation is skipped Help!

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I have a brand new HP Notebook. I accidentally skipped the registration page. I clicked on next and didn't have any info entered in. I really want to do the registration for the extra protection. Is it possible to get back to that page?? If so, how might I do that?? Thank you so much!!

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I received the HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors), and went through the installation.  I thought it was done.  Even after restarting the computer, it was there again the next day.  I started to install it again, and it stopped midway and now says I 'skipped' it.  It won't let me access it again so I can make sure it is completed.  Can you tell me where to access this update again?  Thank you.

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There has been a lot of speculation and discussion about why Microsoft skipped over Windows 9 and went straight to Windows 10. At the recent Build Conference, Joe Belfiore let it slip why Microsoft really skipped over Windows 9;
 
Because Windows 7 8 9.

A:The Real Reason That Microsoft Skipped Windows 9

Took me awhile but good.

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Okay, first of all, i only have the normal codecs that are with XP pro, and the k-lite pack installed.

I use windows media player, just prefer it.

Anyways, video plays fine. But if i try to skip ahead, it'll either pause on a frame, and the video will stop. Or, more often, the video will continue to play fine, but there will be no sound at all.

I just had to rebuild, so i've been reinstalling stuff. I have the same video and audio drivers(up to date), as i did before the rebuild.

If you have any ideas, let me know. i just want this to stop.

A:Video loses sound if skipped ahead.

what version media player is installed?

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Everytime I Start or RESTART my SYSTEM...JUST BEFORE we get to the LOGIN SCREEN, a MESSAGE APPEARS ON THE SCREEN SAYING:

LsdeLete Program Not Found - Autocheck Skipped

I did a Google Search and found some information regarding "this AUTOCHECK" item in the registry....I followed the instructions and RE-BOOTED as was told to BUT.....this message CONTINUES TO APPEAR DURING EVERY STARTUP AND RESTART!!

DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS, WHAT IT IS REFERRING TO AND HOW TO GET RID OF THIS MESSAGE???????

THANKS

trumpetman51

A:Lsdelete Program Not Found - Autocheck Skipped

Which instructions did you follow? Can you provide a link? Most of the references I've seen is about Lavasoft's AdAware.
Mark

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Hi all,
I was running robocopy for 1 TB of DATA. There was no failure or mismatch of file/directories. But what I can see, it copied 57000 directories and also skipped 57000 directories.
Is it because of I have used /MT switch ?
Regards,
Suhag.

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hi there

i have a question related to "Previous versions of files" which i have to say is pretty handy...

i wanted to know, if i enabled it on a partition where i have lets say "DATA", which in effect has movies, photos and documents (xls, jpegs, mkvs, movs, avis, etc etc), would that back up the ENTIRE partition? for instance if i have a movie of 2gb, will that be backed up as well?

i currently have it enabled on C: which is the windows/programs partition only..

as far as i can tell you cannot choose which files are going to be backed up or maybe i am missing a setting somewhere?

thanks
Gab

A:Previous versions of files, does it backup ALL files?

Yes. It works well on a data partition. If there are no system data on the partition select the only restore previous versions option.

It doesn't actually back therm up. It keeps them in shadow storage so it is not a true backup. When your allocated shadow storage is used up it will delete the oldest version. As you can see I have 1% of my disk allocated. That gives me a couple of months of versions. You will need to experiment with what works for you

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Hi

I recently installed a gigabyte B75M-D3H 1155 mobo, i5 cpu, my pc boots fine but there is no BIOS splash screen at all and it is worrying me. I can boot into win 7 fine, but when I turn the computer on it goes from blank screen very quick (1 second) cursor flash, then windows splash screen. Is something wrong? It has done this since the 1st time I booted it. Going into the Bios there is an option named "full screen logo show" but it makes not difference whether that is enabled or not. My monitor is on the whole time, not waking from sleep or anything like that.
 

A:New motherboard - BIOS splash screen is skipped during boot

The new MBoards are really fast going through the BIOS Post. I looked at thier site, and there is a utility that lets you access the BIOS through Windows. Install the app, then you can set a post delay.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4315&dl=1#utility
Really looks like a great board, lots of cool features.
 

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Toshiba L25-S119 Keyboard Skipping Characters (Remedy)

My Toshiba L25 laptop is less than 6 months old and has always had an annoying problem of skipping characters when I type. At first I thought it was a keyboard sensitivity problem, the way I was striking the keys, etc..... but soon realized it was an input problem. The problem was fully correced by updating the BIOS.

Here's how I was able to fully correct the problem
First, open the Toshiba utility called Notebook Maximizer. Mine was located at: "C:\Program Files\Notebook Maximizer\toshiba.exe"

Next; select the System Info tab at the top of the page and review the list. Approximately 9 lines down you will find your systems current BIOS information. Mine was version 1.20 ~ not surprisingly, the latest is version 1.80.
If your BIOS version is an earlier version than 1.80, then go to the Toshiba Support Homepage http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_home.jsp and select the Download button. You will be asked to select your computer type and model. Complete the requested information and select GO. Once again select the Download button and a list of available updates will be displayed.

I selected the BIOS update version 1.80, downloaded and installed the newer version. Problem Solved!!!!!!

I hope this helps. The choice to do this is your own.

~ Purp
 

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This ran before before I installed Windows 8 as suggested in another thread. XP Home problem or Window.

A:[SOLVED] autocheck skipped on IE bootup [moved from Windows 7 Support]

Hi -

Are you speaking about Internet Explorer 8?

Are you running XP? This is the Vista/ Windows 7 forum.

If XP, I will move thread to XP Support.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I made a backup disk of different files and now certain Word documents on the disk and when loaded back onto the laptop show with the file extention .LNK and have a type as Shortcut. The laptop had to be wiped clean hence the need to use the backup.

Any ideas?
Thanks!
 

A:Backup Word files as .lnk files

How exactly did you make the back up? What size are the .LNK files? It's quite possible you just created shortcuts.
 

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Hey Guys, I cannot find a soultion to this problem. I was using my desktop like normal then an error came up saying that there was a hdd failure, and that i needed to scan for errors. all my files disappeared and only this error would come up. There would be hundreds of the same msg spamed on my screen. I scaned my hdd for errors using my Bios/Advanced options and no errors came up. I decided to take out the hdd and put it into my External Hdd bay to hook up to my laptop to extract the data off it.

When i hooked it up to my laptop it showed up empty. I went into folder options and clicked on show hidden files and folders. Everything came up but it was grey/transparent. I then copied the files to another hdd for backup.

Then i formatted the hdd and put on a fresh new OS. Id like to mention i have a second internal drive that i use for backups but it wasnt backed up recently when this issue happen so i had to take out the main drive and use it as an external to back up onto another external drive.

so then when i click on my second internal drive after the reinstall of the new OS it shows empty i have to go in and show hidden files and folders.. now they show again transparent. also i plug in my external to get the recent back up and all those files are still transparent when i move them to my desktop that is freshly OS installed they are still grey/transparent and i have to keep the show hidden files and folders to view them.. so its all my music, pics, documents etc th... Read more

A:backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder

Hello Spooky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to set the attributes of these files and folders to be unhidden to see if that may help.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have encountered some nasty viruses etc including some that stopped my windows updates. (I am operating on w/ XP on a Inspiron 6400) - I have managed to fix the updating problem, but still have some bad stuff b/c the resolution of my screen is blurry and my system is operating very-very slowly. I have tried to remove (O23 - Service: McAfee Online Backup (MOBKbackup) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe) a number of times but have been unsuccessful - that is my reasoning that it is bad. Am I totally off base? Also in the same regard I can not get rid of (O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service NVSvcALG (NVSvcALG) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsldpcy.exe (file missing) - Please advice.Also this is my first post so I am not real sure if it makes any sense - ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:10:51 PM, on 7/13/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

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hi,

my laptop wont boot, but I can still access the hard drive using the recovery console (im using winxp home). Im looking for a CD (not a floppy because i dont have a drive) that is bootable, which will allow me to transfer files from my hard drive to an external hard drive via USB or firewire

ive spent alot of time looking on google, but couldnt find anything

any ideas?

thanks
 

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Hello,
I have reistall windows But it shows error "This copy of windows is not Genuine".I have backup files in my E drive of about 35 Gb ,i have also Backup DVDs
How to install them ?

A:Backup files

For backup have look at those tutorials:
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

To activate have look at those tutorials:
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
Activate Windows 7 Online

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would like to create a batch file in Windows XP to zip files and then save the zipped file to A:. I recently upgraded to XP from 98 where the batch file I was using worked. Here's the file that worked in windows 98 but won't in XP: When I run it it just flashes by and nothing happens.

pkzip -u grovedat *.dat
BACKUP GROVEDAT.ZIP a:

Any ideas would be appreciated
Thanks
 

A:Backup files in XP

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Hey,

I am currently setting a schedule up to backup my PC once a week, but I don't know what to back up!
I have selected the 'Documents and Settings folder' as this PC has multiple users.
The PC I am using now will be used for Gaming and game saves are always happening!

What files/folders SHOULD I backup? And, is once a week a good amount of time?

Thanks
deanpcmad

A:What Files Are Best To Backup?

Hi deanpcmad.Use user (separate logon) has it's own "My Documents" that needs to be backed up. You will see each user's configuration folders in:C:\Documents and SettingsThese folders contain a lot more than just the "My Documents" contents for each user. In there is many XP configuration settings for IE, OE email, the Desktop settings, etc., etc.There are many freeware backup programs, but you need to make sure they work properly and save all the different user's settings.http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-diffe...backup-data.htmSearch for "File/Folder Utilities" in:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Hi, haven't posted here before, but looking for help, and didn't really know where to post this apart from here...

I want to back up my files and folders to rewritable dvd, but the program I am using (Roxio 7 LE) seems to have problems using DVDs and will often crash or stop responding when attemtping to access the disc or erase/burn something. As I am pretty fed up with this software, I was wondering if anyone knows of any good free (not trial) software that I can download that will let me do this.

Thanks

A:Backup files to DVD-RW, please help

Hi Darth Donkey, welcome to TSF..

here's a link which may help:
http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilit...dburning.shtml

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Something is set wrong somewhere in my OS. I am trying to perform a BACKUP of my files using WIN XP Backup application. When I select Drive D: my DC/DVD burner I get a popup stating:

The Backup file name could be used.
D:\Bakup.bkf
Please ensure it is a valid path and that you have sufficient access

So what am I missing?

A:Cannot Backup Files

You cannot use the native XP backup program...to burn directly to CD/DVD.

If using that program, you must first save to a hard drive.

Louis

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Hi everyone,

I have a couple of questions:

Yesterday, my system crashed and I had to reinstall Windows. It saved most of my files in a "My Backups" file, but for some reason I can't access what used to be "My Documents" in the old system. I actually don't mind losing those files because I had backups for most of them, but they are still taking up a lot of space on my hard drive and I would like to have access to them even if just to delete them. Does anyone know what I can do?

The other thing is, now that Windows has been reinstalled, is it safe to delete the system files in the "My Backups" file? I am guessing they no longer play a role in the computer's actual system, but I'm not sure.

Any advice on any or both of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
me

A:Backup files

Anybody?



Quote:





Originally Posted by omrbungle


Hi everyone,

I have a couple of questions:

Yesterday, my system crashed and I had to reinstall Windows. It saved most of my files in a "My Backups" file, but for some reason I can't access what used to be "My Documents" in the old system. I actually don't mind losing those files because I had backups for most of them, but they are still taking up a lot of space on my hard drive and I would like to have access to them even if just to delete them. Does anyone know what I can do?

The other thing is, now that Windows has been reinstalled, is it safe to delete the system files in the "My Backups" file? I am guessing they no longer play a role in the computer's actual system, but I'm not sure.

Any advice on any or both of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
me

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Due to a Trojan and my supidity I am having to wipe and reload XP. I need to recover the email and address book from outlook 2003 but I'm not sure where to find it. Could someone send me to the correct directory?
Thank you
 

A:which files to backup

Hi fleebee

Windows XP:

Open My Computer,
Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
Remove the checkmark for Hide Extensions for known file types.

Search:

Start > Search > For Files or Folders > All files and folders,
In the field for: all or part of the file name
Key in:
.pst
Below that, click on More advanced options
in the field: Type of File, select (All Files and Folders)
place a checkmark in:
Search system folders
Search hidden files and folders
Search subfolders
click Search

Or in Outlook 2003, Right click on the Personal folder > Properties, should show you the name of your .pst file.
You may have a .pab file for your Personal Address Book, or your contacts may only be in the .pst.

Do a Search for .pab to rule out that file or check the properties in Outlook for your Address Book, it should show you where your Contacts are being kept.

Let us know what you find.
 

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Hi everyone. I recently got a new laptop that came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'm very cautious with my computer work, and I was wondering if there was any way to back up the Windows 7 installation files and registration code to a CD in case anything happens to my computer. Thanks in advance for any answers.
 

A:OS Files Backup

paragon http://www.paragon-software.com/uk/

as new computer does it not have a recvovery partition installed??
 

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Hello,
I have a probleme, I was re-instal my OS, but I forget to copy some of my files,now I want to get them back, but I didn't backup them before re-instal,

what should I do?

A:backup old files

First stop using that computer as you will be writing over the top of the reformatted section(s) where there may be files to recover.
Use a second computer and google some recovery programs, the better ones arent free. Give it a try, if the files are replacable, it may/may not be worth the effort. If its really important stuff, I would remove the HD and take it to a PC repair shop and have them try to recover.
No matter how you proceed, its going to cost a few $$

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Hello folks,

I am in the process of making backups of my files (not system). I used to use Syncback free, but now they moved to version 6 and changed the GUI, I find it confusing to work with. I am not too sure if the older version has bugs that will give me headache eventually.

I looked at free options and thought Backup Maker as one of the good programs. I am running some trial using it. Not being an expert in this, I am not too sure if I am setting up the backup correctly, but I have set up in such a way that if there are any files changed, it should run a partial back up. I deleted 2 files and it did not change the previous full backup. Backup Maker's forums are down. In case, if anyone knows what mistake I am making, will be glad if you could point that to me. The screenshot below.



Plus, this program makes backups as a zip file. I could not find an option to stop zipping the files.

My only avoidance for ZIP or XML files, I have had pretty bad experience in the past with these file formats (may be because of my stupidity), so that if something is going to go wrong, I should be able to extract few files, if not all and 'copying as it is' does not require any special software and can be pulled out by a noob like me using Ubuntu.

I am open to other softwares as well, if anyone has a suggestion.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Backup files as it is (i.e. no ZIP or XML)

I use Syncback free also, what trouble are you having I may be able to help you out.

Jerry

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What is the best way to backup files?

Also could you direct me to guides or explain how to do the backup?

I have been looking it up and from what I read there is a system image and file history that does back ups. But which is the best? If I needed to put my external hard drive into a different computer, could I view the backup files with a system image or file history?

Also I have two drives in this laptop that I want to backup.

The external hard drive I have has been used before for a backup of a different laptop. Is it okay to use an external hard drive that has already been used on a different laptop? I have an unused external hard drive I can use if it is not okay to use one external hard drive for two laptops.

What I am most concerned about is I want photos, videos, and documents saved in another location in case something were to happen to this laptop. So if I wanted to access the files I could do so from any laptop/computer. But I also would like to be able to restore everything on this laptop onto a new one if I needed to.

Could I do a system image and a file history on the same external hard drive? Is that possible? That way I can restore the laptop exactly how it is and then keep backing up regularly using file history?

Could I also just copy and paste files (pictures, videos, and documents) onto the external hard drive (in addition to the system image and file history) so that I can view all the files on other computers? Or is a system image and file his... Read more

A:Best way to backup files?

I recommend using Macrium Reflect Free and backing up to an external USB hard drive. 1TB drives are available for around $50 to $60 US.

Tutorial here: Imaging with free Macrium

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I have been trying to baqckup files that reside on a VM XP machine so far the only way i have managed to do this but not auto is to install backup software on the XP and then run the shortcut from the win 7 machine i have tried to setup a task on the win 7 machine however to run it i need to enter in the shortcut which if i check the properties of the app in the VM it is

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows XP Mode" "||31a59b7d" "NetBak Replicator"

just do not know how to get system schedules to understand this

any suggestions

A:Backup files within a XP VM

I am not sure what kind of VM system you are running. But I know from my experience with vBox, that the virtual partition is defined as a file in the guest system. If I wanted to backup the system together with it's files, I only had to copy this file in the guest system.

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I am looking for a free program or one that isn't too expensive. I would like it to do a backup of the files, then zip or compress it, then transfer the files to a specified ftp site. I have been playing around with Backupgenie, it backsup and compresses real nice, but when the program tries to send the file to a ftp site, it gives me an erorr. any help would be appreciated.

Chad
 

A:backup files then ftp them

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Hello,

I am wanting to back up everything on my current hard drive, reformat the hard drive, and then install Widows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

I plan on using Acronis True Image 11 Home to do the backup, and my current OS is Windows XP Home Edition. So, my question is, will my backed up files (those in Win XP Home Edition) work with my new OS (Win XP Media Center)?

Also, if you have suggestions on how to do this process better, I am open to suggestions.

Thank You
 

A:Old HDD Backup Files in a new OS

Backing up a whole hdd is ALWAYS a good idea. Acronis true image (after being installed on the new OS of course), will allow full or selected restore from that image. You could eaither restore the complete drive image to a fresh partition, and set up dual-booting with the new OS, or you could just restore the data. What you CANNOT do, (and I hope you understand this) is restore the currently installed application programmes such that they will run under media edition. They HAVE to be re-installed.

As far as I know, there is no good reason why you could not install media edition as an upgrade over XP-home, when the applications WOULD be picked up and still work. If you want to try this, then continue this thread appealing for advice on any problems involve in that route (personally I would not do it).

In any event whatever you decide to do, DO carry out that drive image first. You realise that has to be to another partition or to removeable media, I suppose?
 

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been doing a well overdue spring clean and found some back uyp files that have got me a bit confused.
there both on the same drive one is just a symbol and says GC-PC and the image is of a HDD a CD and a green arrow pointing down towards the the disc, properties of this say its a file folder and the size is 78.3GB
the second is a folder and is named "WindowsImageBackup!"
and the size of this is 59.9GB
obviously for space reasons i would like to get rid of one of these they seem to be different backups but are they linked in some way meaning if i delete one the other wont work?

thanks

A:backup files

sorry for posting in the wrong section,
anyone got any ideas for this?
thanks

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Been seeing threads about deleting the SP1 backup files ... but when I look into Disk Cleanup on my PC, there are no such files listed.

Is there something I need to turn on to see those files?

Asking because I've seen using SP1 since the upgrade, have encountered no problems, and would like to recover the disk space.

A:No SP1 backup files!

Did you use the SP1 integrated dvd? In that case there'll be no backup files.

If you didn't:

Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

Remember, once you remove the backup, you cant uninstall SP1.

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What is the best way to backup files?
 
Also could you direct me to guides or explain how to do the backup?
 
I have been looking it up and from what I read there is a system image and file history that does back ups. But which is the best? If I needed to put my external hard drive into a different computer, could I view the backup files with a system image or file history?
 
Also I have two drives in this laptop that I want to backup.
 
The external hard drive I have has been used before for a backup of a different laptop. Is it okay to use an external hard drive that has already been used on a different laptop?  I have an unused external hard drive I can use if it is not okay to use one external hard drive for two laptops.
 
What I am most concerned about is I want photos, videos, and documents saved in another location in case something were to happen to this laptop. So if I wanted to access the files I could do so from any laptop/computer. But I also would like to be able to restore everything on this laptop onto a new one if I needed to.
 
Thank you
 

 
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Could I do a system image and a file history on the same external hard drive? Is that possible? That way I can restore the laptop exactly how it is and then keep backing up regularly using file history?
 
Could I also just copy and paste files (pictures, videos, and documents) onto the external hard drive  (in addition to the system image and fil... Read more

A:Best way to backup files?

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Hi, I want to backup my files from my operating systems Windows 8 and mac os Mountain Lion on one external hard drive. How would it be done and what file systems should the partitions be ?

A:how do I backup my files?

See this tutorial and related ones are linked at the end: Backup Files in Windows 8

NTFS is the usual format for hard drives involving Windows but if you are backing up to thumb drives, it could be FAT, but best to follow the thumb drive maker's instructions on that score.

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When i go into control panel and want to delete backup old files to create space all i see is the dates etc., of the files. Is there a way to see what the content of the files is. e.g. pictures or other to identify what i`m deleting ??

A:Backup files

You have to dig around a bit. If you press the "Restore my Files" button on the Backup & Restore dialogue you can browse the backups. By default it shows the latest backup but if you press the "Chose s different date" link you can select an earlier backup set.

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Hi everyone.This has been driving me nuts for ages. Where are the files that have been backed up to my external drive E: ... ?The sequence here should lead me to the files, but the end result is a blank panel.And then.... nothing.

A:Where Are My Backup Files... ?

Have you tried a validation of the image to make sure it's OK?

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I have 2 backup files on my computer. (see screenshot)
I want to delete them but cannot figure out how do to this. Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to eliminate these files?

They are:
My Backup -10-10-02
My Backup -10-12-09

Thank you
 

A:Backup files

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I have a 1TB HDD that's almost full. However, a LOT of that space is taken up by movies. Movies which I do not value over the rest of my files, such as my music and system files.

Is there a way to backup only certain files? Obviously I want my system backed up, first and foremost.

A:Any way to backup certain files?

Over and above your regular backup, you could use a second backup medium for some specifics either by a standard selective backup or using the Copy or XCopy command. Once you're sure it worked, you can delete the original. Don't use the Cut command however, or you might have lost the item for good.

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I would like to backup some of my files on my computer to an external hard drive. Is extra software necessary? Or can I just move the files I would like to backup to the ext. HDD. My pc has also been recently cleaned and has no infections, so now would be an ideal time for me to backup some of the files on my HD.

Thanks, Mo

sorry if that was confusing but just want to backup some of my files not all of them

A:Backup files

There are different ways to do this.

But the simple way is just to copy and paste the files you want to backup to the external drive.

No additional software is required.

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