1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 9
    win 10 pro
       06 May 2016 #1

    "The last backup did not complete successfully" Help!


    I keep getting the above error when trying to make a backup of my files from the C:\ to my separate A:\ drive. My A:\ has folders and files on it-could this be causing the failure? I have more than enough room to allow for a backup.
    Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       06 May 2016 #2

    boidsonly said: View Post
    I keep getting the above error when trying to make a backup of my files from the C:\ to my separate A:\ drive. My A:\ has folders and files on it-could this be causing the failure? I have more than enough room to allow for a backup.
    Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
    Hi.
    I have to ask - why is your backup designated as A? A drives were the floppies used years ago. Normally, an external drive would be E, F, G etc. What media are you using for your backup drive? What program are you using to create the backup?
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 9
    win 10 pro
       07 May 2016 #3

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi.
    I have to ask - why is your backup designated as A? A drives were the floppies used years ago. Normally, an external drive would be E, F, G etc. What media are you using for your backup drive? What program are you using to create the backup?
    I had several thumb drives assigned letters so I chose A: for this external HDD, though it is mounted internally of the case.

    I am using the Win 10 backup and restore feature (though the description says Win 7)
    Thanks.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       07 May 2016 #4

    boidsonly said: View Post
    I had several thumb drives assigned letters so I chose A: for this external HDD, though it is mounted internally of the case.

    I am using the Win 10 backup and restore feature (though the description says Win 7)
    Thanks.
    Okay. I will make a recommendation here: Don't trust the in-built backup feature. Too many times we have seen it fail.

    Most of the members here use a free program called Macrium Reflect. You make an "image" of your entire hard drive, to a completely separate disk. It is compressed, so it takes up about one-half to two-thirds of the used space of the drive you are backing up. So, if your hard drive is 100GB, your backup will be about 50-65GB. Makes sense? There is an option you can set to perform a verification when making an image. That way, you know you have a good one. And, I usually keep at least 3 images at all times, just in case one goes bad for some reason. You can set it up for auto-imaging on a schedule as well. It has the function to make recovery media, which you boot the system to, and put the image back. This comes in handy when your hard drive completely fails and you have to buy a new one.

    If you have any questions or need any help with it, just ask. Really, this is a much better way to protect yourself.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 286
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       07 May 2016 #5

    boidsonly said: View Post
    I had several thumb drives assigned letters so I chose A: for this external HDD, though it is mounted internally of the case.

    I am using the Win 10 backup and restore feature (though the description says Win 7)
    Thanks.
    Is the drive connected to USB 3 port?
    I have the same problem with an external HD using USB 3 but using a USB 2 hub it works fine.
    I am now moving over to Macrium reflect to image & clone Windows 10.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 136
    windows 10
       08 May 2016 #6

    when I used Windows backup, for some unknown reason, if I have another account and it is Admin. and there are files that are just for the user. This is where I get my error. So for a complete backup, it will not work. Recommend you EaseUS todo backup, do excellent job for this problem.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       08 May 2016 #7

    Windows Backup is less flexible than many of the other programs. Many here use the free Macrium which is simple and quite reliable. I would give that a try. You can do much more with it than Windows built in Backup.
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