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Windows 7 Backup irritations

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I'm using the Win 7 backup tool on an external USB drive. But as often, or always, happens, Win 7 notifies me that some files were skipped. Why doesn't Windows 7 just back up what it finds??

I can go in there and deselect the files it is skipping...apparently been moved by the user?...but Windows otherwise gives the user the unsettling error message that some files were skipped.

For instance, my client's Quickbook Contacts are skipped...so I unselected them to get rid of the error message. But are they elsewhere included in the backup?

I realize I am partially venting here...is the real answer that that is how Microsoft does things?
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Michael-Best, that's perfect. Thank you.

The remaining issue I have is after I've done the backup, lower down on the screen it shows me when the next backup is scheduled, and below that shows when the last backup was done. Trouble is, even though it has backed up, it says, "Last Backup: Never."

That's unsettling for a client, no matter how much I explain it.
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I cannot explain the bugs in microsoft software ...
This is the most honest comment that I can give to you and your clients.
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Michael, thanks. I loved your last comment, too.
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