Windows 10: Backup on W10 skips file Solved

  1.    24 Aug 2015 #1

    Backup on W10 skips file

    Windows backup always skips 2 files : G:\username\MUSIC and says that it is already on the target drive. This after even reformatting that drive! (on windows 10). Also, a second error involving the file E:\username\MUSIC appears simultaneously, with the statement that the drive E is not available (because I changed the hardware configuration earlier). The error message says, "the backup did not complete successfully" with option to view skipped files. I can't get rid of either file even by reformatting my 2TB backup drive! Anyone have a similar problem?

    Could this be related to a missetup of the EFI partitions? If so, can I reinitialize them and how?

    When I view the skipped files, I read
    Backup skipped backing up G:\MILTONJ\Music as it is on the backup target.
    Windows Backup skipped E:\MILTONJ\Music because it is on drive E:\, which is not a supported drive type.

    (E:\ is now a 16GB thumb drive)
    And these two paths do not exist on my C:\ drive that I'm backing up!

    PS: I recently used the free upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10.
    Last edited by makridge; 28 Aug 2015 at 23:11.
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  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2


    Duh, I was using the default backup criteria; ie, back up personal data and user libraries. I changed the option to backup C:\ only and...problem solved. Thanks to y'all who took the time to look at me.
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