Windows 10: Cannot add folders to backup (Win10 Pro-1909)

Discus and support Cannot add folders to backup (Win10 Pro-1909) in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I recently noticed my backup drive was full. I don't know exactly how this happened, but there was an excessive amount of disk space being used to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Atom1, Nov 19, 2020.

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    Cannot add folders to backup (Win10 Pro-1909)


    I recently noticed my backup drive was full. I don't know exactly how this happened, but there was an excessive amount of disk space being used to backup files from the c: drive (which is a 250Gb). The space taken up on the backup drive was on the order of 350Gb (it is on a different Win 10 desktop); it is a 500Gb drive. I could see that it was backup up more than I intended, so I deleted the backed up files on the back up drive, creating over 350Gb of free space on the drive. I also purchased another backup drive (4Tb on the same machine). The reason I purchased the new drive is that I found in removing some of the backed up folders, I could then not add back any folders. Same thing happened with the new drive. When I first set it up as the backup drive, Win 10 automatically selected the folders to be backed up (about 10 of them). Most of those I didn't want, so I removed things I didn't want backed up and then tried to add back folders that I did want backed up. As things stand now, I can add the "C:\Users\Public" folder to the backup list, but I cannot add "C:\Users\Stan\Documents", which is what I most need backup up.
    Why can't I add this folder to backup?

    :)
     
    Atom1, Nov 19, 2020
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  2. Cannot 'add folder' to Backup, error code 0x80070032 (Win10)

    Hi,

    Is the external drive a NTFS format?



    The custom library files that are stored in your user profile will not be backed up.

    Try the following suggestions and check.

    • Move the library folder from the user profile path to a location outside the user profile path. For example, move the folder to the C:\MyLibraries folder.
    • Exclude the library from the list of files that Windows Backup backs up. Then, include the original location of the content in the library in the backup list.
    • Move the library folder to a location other than the user profile folder. Then, add a link to the moved folder from the library. Make sure that the library is included in the backup.
    Hope this helps.
     
    Niranjan Manjhi, Nov 19, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 pro 1903 will not update to Win 10 Pro 1909

    Notes:

    1) Computer originaly used Win 7 Pro OA (OEM)

    2) Reformatted the HD

    3) Used Win10 Pro version 1903 to install on the Win 7 Pro OA (OEM) based computer.

    4) Used the OA Product Key that was listed on the Computers Case.

    5) Installation completed.
    Program confirms activation is valid.

    6) Win 10 Pro will not list an available upgrade to Win 10 pro version 1909.
     
    Sparkey1000, Nov 19, 2020
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  4. Cannot add folders to backup (Win10 Pro-1909)

    Restoring Win7 Pro Backup to Win10 Pro

    So I have program application & system files included in my Win7 Pro backup. Can I restore these files to Win10 Pro on after installing Win10 Pro on the same machine?
     
    JeffWelch215, Nov 19, 2020
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