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    Windows 7 Backup Question

    I set up the Win7 Backup to automatically backup weekly. When I look at the "Backup your computer" screen, it says the last backup occurred on the day I set it for. But when I look at the file details where I backed it up to, I see a folder (with a strange icon) that has "0 bytes, 0 folders," and the last modified date is the date I originally set it up - not the date of "Last Backup." My question: Is my backup really in that file/folder?

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    Its been awhile since I used Windows backup but I seem to recall that you might see 0 files depending on your Folder view settings. You should try the recovery steps all the way to the point of actually clicking on "Go". This should be done with any backup program so you don't find out it isn't working until after a failure where you really need it.

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    The windows backup folders are created with access restrictions. It says 0 files because it cannot access it (access denied).

    If you run explorer as administrator, and then attempt to access the folder it should ask if you want to take ownership of the folder. Then you will be able to access the contents (read only).

    However, I agree with jwitalka - access the backup via the restore option in windows backup to be sure what is in there and ensure you will be able to restore from it if necessary.

    Jock

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