1. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       14 Aug 2016 #1

    SSD Installed: Windows Backup Failed


    Please note: I am using Macrium, but want to get Windows Backup and Restore to work also.

    I have just had a 256 GB SSD installed. It holds my C drive (clean install of W. 10 including the Anniversary Upgrade), which has the usual files such as Program Files, Program Files (x86) etc. It is working well (and fast). All my 6 Personal Folders (duplicates of Documents, Downloads, Video, Music, Pictures and Desktop) and their contents are held elsewhere on my D drive (the original 2 TB internal rotating drive) and are backed up separately using FreeFileSync.

    After a backup using Windows Backup and Restore procedure (with default settings and including a System Image) I got:
    " Some files were skipped" and "Did not complete successfully". "View skipped files" produced:

    " Problem backing up C:\Users\defaultuser0\contacts. Cannot find the file, error 0x80070002" and

    " ditto .......defaultuser0\searches"

    Contacts and searches are indeed missing (also OneDrive) in defaultuser0, and the others (my 6 Personal Folders see above) are of course empty.

    C:\Users\[my computer's name] has what I would expect: 12 folders including my 6 Personal Folders and Contacts, Searches, OneDrive, Favorites, Links, Saved Games.)

    My 6 Personal Folders here are also empty (of course). I have never used Contacts (my contacts are in gmail), I don't use OneDrive, don't want to save searches or games or favorites, and Links has just two shortcuts (to Downloads and Desktop).

    WindowImageBackup folder (today's date) is 307 GB in size

    Question 1: considering the above, will the System Image that Windows Backup and Restore makes restore my system properly to my chosen working condition if needed? (In fact, does it actually include the system - hopefully it does: note the 307 GB size)? and:

    Question 2: The error messages are rather messy. How could I get Windows Backup and Restore to backup C:\Users\[my computer's name] which would include (empty) contacts and searches (to keep Windows happy and stop the error messages).

    Thanks

    PS: I have heard of "Redirection". Could a permanent instruction be made redirecting all references to defaultuser0, to go to [my computer's name]. If so, could I have step-by-step instructions. (In making the redirection, it would probably be necessary to spellout the actual computer name, and never change it.)

    Another thought - could I simply create two new folders in defaultuser0 - contacts and searches - (again to keep Windows happy)? and

    - Would they persist after a restart (but not through a clean install of course)?

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,604
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       14 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi, some have found problems using Backup and Restore, like you. Of those I've seen I can't recall the problems being resolved, but you're welcome to search the forum. The conclusion is using a 3rd party imaging solution is
    a. more reliable
    b. much more flexible
    c. more fully featured.

    Can you confirm that Macrium does work for you without problems?

    Sorry- maybe someone else may help you.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       14 Aug 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, some have found problems using Backup and Restore, like you. Of those I've seen I can't recall the problems being resolved, but you're welcome to search the forum. The conclusion is using a 3rd party imaging solution is
    a. more reliable
    b. much more flexible
    c. more fully featured.

    Can you confirm that Macrium does work for you without problems?

    Sorry- maybe someone else may help you.
    I am concentrating on Macrium right now, and I ask your question in my post just now at:
    New to Macrium: System Image - Windows 10 Forums

    However, actually testing a backup is difficult because if faulty it risks messing up the C drive resulting is an unusable machine.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,604
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       15 Aug 2016 #4

    Well, you could swap your disk and restore to a different disk.. then restore. But one wouldn't wish to do that routinely!

    Such programs usually have an option to verify the backup when created. I believe the image, being compressed and encoded, can subsequently be checked for integrity.
    Verifying image and backup files - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    and note the Verify option here:
    Restoring an image from Windows - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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