Windows 10: Backup on W10 skips file

Discus and support Backup on W10 skips file in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Windows backup always skips 2 files : G:\username\MUSIC and says that it is already on the target drive. This after even reformatting that drive! (on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by makridge, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. makridge Win User

    Backup on W10 skips file


    Windows backup always skips 2 files : G:\username\MUSIC and says that it is already on the target drive. This after even reformatting that drive! (on windows 10). Also, a second error involving the file E:\username\MUSIC appears simultaneously, with the statement that the drive E is not available (because I changed the hardware configuration earlier). The error message says, "the backup did not complete successfully" with option to view skipped files. I can't get rid of either file even by reformatting my 2TB backup drive! Anyone have a similar problem?

    Could this be related to a missetup of the EFI partitions? If so, can I reinitialize them and how?

    When I view the skipped files, I read
    Backup skipped backing up G:\MILTONJ\Music as it is on the backup target.
    Windows Backup skipped E:\MILTONJ\Music because it is on drive E:\, which is not a supported drive type.

    (E:\ is now a 16GB thumb drive)
    And these two paths do not exist on my C:\ drive that I'm backing up!


    PS: I recently used the free upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10.

    :)
     
    makridge, Aug 24, 2015
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  2. PiperG Win User

    Backup Files Skipped

    I can't get past it saying, "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility."

    I tried typing in cmd and right clicking, but the popup does not give me an option to click Run as Administrator.

    What next?
     
    PiperG, Aug 24, 2015
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  3. PiperG Win User
    Backup Files Skipped

    I am backing up my Windows 10 desktop in its entirety every day to a Seagate external drive. I routinely getting an error message pertaining to skipped files. I followed the paths of these files and was able to delete two of the three.

    When I follow the path of the remaining skipped file it doesn't exist. This is the error message:

    Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Pictures. ErrorBackup on W10 skips file :(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

    I follow all the way to systemprofile. When I open that folder up there is AppData and something called NtUser.dat. There is no file called Pictures. Naturally my pictures is located with documents where it should be. How do I get rid of this "phantom"
    file so I don't receive the error message anymore?
     
    PiperG, Aug 24, 2015
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  4. makridge Win User

    Backup on W10 skips file

    Duh, I was using the default backup criteria; ie, back up personal data and user libraries. I changed the option to backup C:\ only and...problem solved. Thanks to y'all who took the time to look at me.
     
    makridge, Aug 29, 2015
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