can anyone describe how server backup works? Here is why. I show a directory C:\public\departmentA\work_in_Progress\customerZ\ArchiveFiles\project23.xls erroring out as not there, the famous "Error [0x80070003] The system cannot find the path specified" error. I went back and looked at the three backups prior to this one and the directory and files are not there. And the path and directories are not found currently. So how does Windows see this path and file if it isn't there? i think it is possible it was there at one time perhaps but it isn't now and wasn't before. Is that directory and contents stored somewhere? I just dont understand how this works.