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Backup file size

Last Modified: 2015-07-29
I did a backup to an external drive using the backup program built into Windows 7.  I did not include a system image in the backup...only files and folders.  The backup took a long time...most likely because it is USB 2.0 but when I checked the size of the backup in terms of properties it says 0 bytes and 0 files and folders?  What does this mean?
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