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    Utility to conditionally delete files with same name

    Thanks! No, I would want a confirmation dialog. But doing it manually, as I currently do, can be time consuming! Thanks.
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    Utility to conditionally delete files with same name

    I am a photographer and generate "raw" and JPG images. At a certain point in my workflow, I need to delete all the JPG images before proceeding. That's easy enough; in Windows Explorer, one can sort by type, then delete all the JPGs, or one could open up a command prompt in the directory and...
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    Copying a folder occasionally to a backup hard disk

    I have a folder that I'd like to periodically mirror to an external hard disk. How can I easily copy the source to the target, deleting files now deleted in the source, updating files that have been changed in the source, and adding new files to the destination. Would an XCOPY with the...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks. I'll take a look at that.
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks. I wasn't aware of that but will check it out if problems persist. Was I right that I can just boot with my repair disc to see if there are any problems and that it won't leave my system in a restored default state? I think I will also call the company tomorrow that put my hardware...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Yes, everything else is working as it has been, or at least so far ...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    How fragile is Windows? I didn't do anything but invoke backup as I usually do, and now it may be broken? That's sad. Luckily backup seems to work, but I just don't know how to go back and customize it further. Maybe I should abandon Windows backup and re-install Acronis? I do have a repair disc...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks. I did try that but can't get into the backup panel. I tried what you suggested, and also went into Control Panel and tried clicking on "Back up your computer" under "System and Security". The link is a no-op - nothing happens. Dilip
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Okay, there's good and bad news. The good news is that backup seemed to work. But the bad news is that the old way I would do backup is no longer visible. I can't click on "Backup and Restore" and open up the dialogue to configure a backup. Last night, I was able to set up a weekly schedule to...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks! I'll do that and report back - but it will be tomorrow by the time I'll know if backup will have worked. Thanks. --Dilip
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks. This is what I'll do then: 1. Not try to remove Acronis, but simply reboot, with external disc still off. 2. From Control Panel, remove Acronis. 3. Turn on and connect the external drive. 4. Reboot. 5. Double check that Acronis is uninstalled. 6. Run Windows Backup again.
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Yes, I'm using the built-in Win7 OS backup. Again, sorry if I gave too little/too much/irrelevant information above. I used to years ago be an Operating System developer and could read an MVS dump, but I'm clueless about Windows internals. Thanks for your patience. I have had the external...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks, Drew, and sorry for having asked a stupid question. I see that volsnap issued an error (event ID 14) at 2:33am last night - "The shadow copies of volume J: [my external hard drive I was backing up to] were aborted because of an IO failure on volume J:." The details of the error are...
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks. It is a simple dialogue box with just one option, a button "Close". I haven't retried. Where would I see the event viewer logs? Thanks, Drew.
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    Thanks, Drew. I tried that and still don't have luck. There are a dozen or so "junction"s; I tried the properties of each one, and each is a file folder and not a mounted volume. Any other thoughts? I'd love for my backup to complete. Thanks.
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    Windows backup "The backup failed." error

    I have a Win7 64-bit system and have been successfully using Windows backup on an approximately monthly basis. I ran it before going to bed last night and woke up to a "The backup failed." when I tried to create a system image of both of my hard discs. The error is "Incorrect function...
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    Problems bringing up XP Mode - and need to at least recover data from two applications there

    Ever since I first got my Windows 7 machine, I have been able to run the XP mode virtual machine without problem. A few months ago, I started getting a message that the XP mode couldn't come up without integration problems, or something like that. I was able to dismiss the message and have WinXP...
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