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milesinfront
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Backup not working...

Ver 1.6!

Backup is not successful. Recommends I check my settings. I have details turned on, but the screen vanishes before I get a chance to see where the problem may be. Takes ages (45mins) for the backup to get to nearly finished, then it fails. If I choose backup settings only then it takes 1 or 2 seconds to reach the failure point. Destination is a network drive. I tried backing up to my local HD but still not joy...

Any ideas?

John T. Haller
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Check for errors?

Did you check the drive for errors? Generally, that's the issue as Windows simply dumps the filesystem error right to 7-Zip which doesn't know what to do with it and quits.

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Just ran MS scandisk and

Just ran MS scandisk and didn't find any errors...

Upgraded 2 ver 1.6.1.0 and now it's appears to be working...

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Ah Good

Please let us know if you have any additional errors. I'll try and add some more checking in to see if we can work out any issues on our own or at least show better errors.

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Yup! Successfully backed up

Yup! Successfully backed up the whole drive!

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Not Backing Up - Found and Fixed

On the same note as some comments here I tried to backup my entire drive and had a quick failure.
An inspection of the drive showed some folders (thankfully not critical ones) in some of the apps [MediaCoder was one of them] that had "renamed" themselves with incomprehensible gibberish.
Trying to delete the folders was useless as Windows wouldn't let me do that.
The solution -
Chkdsk /F
Checkdisk went through the drive and converted the bad folders to files and then I was able to erase the converted files.
Whole drive backs up fine now with Backup.

Curious thing though - the "Verify drive integrity" part of the Platform didn't detect anything wrong. Guess it doesn't look for weird folder names.

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