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Trouble With Cobian Backup


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#1 smokystover

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:50 PM

Hello everyone!

This is my first post, so I want to be :flowers: . However, I followed your instructions on installatiion and use of Cobian backup, but each line of the backup window was in red and referred to errors. There was no explanation of what sort of error. When I opened the drive to which I sent the backup, clicking on the icon also stated there were errors, the file was corrupt, etc. I've never used any backup software before, so maybe I made a mistake somewhere along the way. Thanks for any ideas on this. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:51 AM

Hi Smokystover. Are you by any chance attempting to backup files from the Windows folder? Cobian Backup (nor any other Windows based back up) can do that successfully, since many files are 'locked' and in use when Windows is running.

You should only backup your own data files, such as those in 'My Documents'.

Another possibility, if it's XP Pro your running, is that some of your data files may be using XP's built-in security encryption (an optional user feature). In some circumstances this can cause errors depending on the backup destination.

If that isn't the reason, Cobian has it's own user forum here which may answer your problem faster than we can (since they all use Cobian backup). Browsing through the existing posts there may reveal that the issue has already been brought up by other users: http://sherwood.lh.umu.se/CobianBackup/

Edited by pip22, 12 February 2007 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:34 PM

Just to add a bit to this - SyncBackSE offers the ability to backup locked files, but only if you purchase the shareware program. The freeware program cannot do this.
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