Windows 7 Backup error - 0x80070002 Backup encountered a problem while backing up file...

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Pembo210
Windows 7 Backup error - 0x80070002 Backup encountered a problem while backing up file...

Here's an interesting error. 0x80070002 Backup encountered a problem while backing up file...

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have 2 machines, one was an upgrade from Vista and the other was a clean install. When I tried to do a backup (thank you so very much hubby for the sunday reminder,) I did the Windows recommended backup of all personal files and also a system image. Total size is estimated at 70GB. Cool, so I selected my usb external drive and let it rip. A bit later, when it was done, I received:
error 0x80070002 Can not complete backup:
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file "C:\Users\Mcx1\My Finances."
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file "C:\Users\Mcx1\Searches."
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file "C:\Users\Mcx1\Contacts."

Tried it again... same error. :?

Now this was really strange because
#1-I didnt use the Mcx1 profile and
#2-There wasn't even files there for it to have an error on.

Then it hit me. Mcx1 is the profile that get created when you use Windows Media Center Extender, like to my Xbox 360. So I opened "C:\Users\Mcx1" and created 3 new folders and renamed them "My Finances" "Searches and "Contacts"
Put nothing in them, just left them empty.
I re-ran the backup and it worked perfectly with no errors.

Its turns out that the recommended Windows settings has a required file list, and if a file is missing from that list, it will not complete the backup.

I just wanted to share.

   

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Windows 7 Backup error - 0x80070002 Backup encountered a ...

Thanks for the tip, that was getting to be very annoying. Good work MicroSloth! Way to make your software so user friendly and simple!

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Windows 7 Backup error - 0x80070002 Backup encountered a ...
Thanks for the easy solution - much better than the official Microsoft one which didn't work for me!!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Windows 7 Backup error - 0x80070002 Backup encountered a ...
Thanks Pembo210. This was really bugging me and your solution worked like a charm.
DaveW
Re: Windows 7 Backup error - 0x80070002 Backup encountered a ...
Thanks, Pembo210. I'm getting this too, on Windows 7. The missing folder/file is identified as "music". I'll try your solution and merely create an empty folder in c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\ where it says it is missing from. Regards, Dave W.
0x80070002 Backup encountered an error
Oh Thanks Pembo210! It absolutely works and make my day!

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