Windows 10: Missing backup definition files in macrium reflect

Discus and support Missing backup definition files in macrium reflect in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have two backup tasks that appear in the "scheduled backups" tab, and they run on schedule, but they don't appear in the "backup definition files"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by shmu26, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. shmu26 Win User

    Missing backup definition files in macrium reflect


    I have two backup tasks that appear in the "scheduled backups" tab, and they run on schedule, but they don't appear in the "backup definition files" tab.
    This happened due to an uninstall and reinstall.
    How can I get them back into the "backup definition files" tab?

    I still have the reflect folder in my documents, with the xml files that define the backup tasks. But for some reason, that isn't enough to get those tasks to appear in the scheduled backups tab.

    Another minor issue: when I boot from the MR recovery partition, in order to run a restore, it doesn't know where to look for my backup files. I have to add the folder manually, and then it forgets again the next time.

    MR Home v.6.1.1081

    :)
     
    shmu26, Feb 20, 2016
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  2. SpiritX MS MVP, Feb 20, 2016
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    File History versus Dedicated Backup Software

    I'll second JohnD's recommendation of Macrium Reflect. I'm very happy with it.

    True Image and Reflect are image backup applications, although they can also make file and folder backups. File History only makes file backups.

    For image backups I use the paid version of Macrium Reflect, but the free version works just as well and is equally reliable. It just has fewer features.

    For file and folder backups I use 7zip, which is free. It's actually a compression program. I taught myself how to use command line and how to run it on a schedule. Not bad for a guy who didn't major in Computer Science.
     
    BulldogXX, Feb 20, 2016
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  4. shmu26 Win User

    Missing backup definition files in macrium reflect

    here is an answer that works, from shemp at malwaretips. com:
    open reflect and click the "Backup definition files" tab.Then click the + ,that should allow you to add the existing xml file you have.
     
    shmu26, Feb 21, 2016
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