Solved

Windows 7 Backup irritations

Posted on 2013-11-23
4
452 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Bruce Corson
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael-Best earned 500 total points
ID: 39671281
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Bruce Corson
ID: 39671374
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.
0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Michael-Best
Michael-Best earned 500 total points
ID: 39671466
I cannot explain the bugs in microsoft software ...
This is the most honest comment that I can give to you and your clients.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Bruce Corson
ID: 39671540
Michael, thanks. I loved your last comment, too.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now