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    2 Star Lounger bmeacham's Avatar
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    Question Windows Backup error message

    Windows Backup gives me the following error message:

    > Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\My Pictures. Error: (The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

    I looked in that folder and it contains only one folder, "Slide Shows," which is empty. Why am I getting this message and what can I do about it?

    OS: Windows 7 Pro sp-1 32-bit
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    Disk has 35.7 gigs free out of 224
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    You may have to recreate the backup task. If you specify a file to be backed up and later delete the file, you will get this error.

    Jerry

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    system32\config access is restricted to administrator.
    Unless your backup is running as administrator I don't think it can access anything in that folder.
    There should also be no need to back it up, I would think, so as Jerry suggests the best way onward would be to eliminate that folder from the backup.

    Jock

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    That folder (C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\My Pictures) is not included in the backup settings. Only the following are included:

    • Administrator's Libraries
    • <my username>'s Libraries
    • Several additional data folders on Drive C:, none of which include C:\Windows.


    In fact, the Windows folder is not even in the list of selectable folders.
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    Don't backup libraries.
    Libraries contain hard links so whatever your trying to backup in those locations, try backing up their root locations.

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    For most users that have not changed the locations of data, the actual data locations are in the /user/"UserName" folders, not the Libraries. As Clint mentions, the Libraries contain pointers to the data. This allows data to be stored in various folders, but have a convienent place to find pointers (shortcuts if you will) to the data. You can use Libraries to group pointers for like data from many folders in one location.
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