1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 43
    (1&2) Windows 10 Pro (retail USB)
       30 Jul 2016 #1

    Backup fails to start with 0x80070002

    Upgraded my laptop from W7 yesterday. Bup now fails with 0x80070002 because it cannot find the file, very useful. What can I do, besides get a third party program?

    Thanks for any help.

    /Very annoyed potential Mac owner
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,334
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Jul 2016 #2

    When/where does it fail? At boot, when you login, ??????

    BTW: Your System Specs are awesome. Wish everyone would fill it out with that attention to detail.

    Bup ---- Boot up ????
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 43
    (1&2) Windows 10 Pro (retail USB)
       31 Jul 2016 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    When/where does it fail? At boot, when you login, ??????

    BTW: Your System Specs are awesome. Wish everyone would fill it out with that attention to detail.

    Bup ---- Boot up ????
    Sorry if I wasn´t clear. It is the Windows Backup that fails. It does not start, just produces this error message.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 20,949
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       31 Jul 2016 #4

    Lots of us on here use Macrium Reflect for making complete image backups. Its much more reliable than Windows backup. Plus there is a Free version available. You might want to check it out. Link is below.
    Macrium Reflect Free
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  5. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,390
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       31 Jul 2016 #5


    That error can occur when Backup tries to backup files that have been deleted.

    This is a workaround from MS themselves:

    In Control Panel, open Backup and Restore.
    In the Backup section, click Change settings.
    In the Set up backup dialog box, click Next.
    In the What do you want to back up dialog box, click Let me choose, and then click Next.
    Expand Data Files, expand <your user name> Libraries.
    Expand Additional Locations, and then click to clear the AppData folder, Contacts, and Searches check boxes.
    Expand Computer, expand the item for your system drive (for example, expand Local Disk (C),
    Expand Users, expand <your user name>, and then click to select the AppData, Contacts, and Searches check boxes if they exist.
    Click Next, and then click Save settings and exit.
    In Backup and Restore, click Back up now to perform a new backup. The backup operation should complete without errors.
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