Windows 7 Backup - File Skipped - x80070002

Dell Studio XPS Laptop - Win 7 Home Premium - Intel i5 - 4 GB Ram

At 97% completed, after 2:40 of back up time, Backup reported complete but a file skipped.

"Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\2010_06_14. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))"

That's probably because C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\ is empty!

My Documents Library contains three locations:

My Documents (13)

Public Documents (2)

2010_06_14 (Empty)

I cannot delete the empty file/Folder above, C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\

Would someone please tell me what is going on here and how I can successfully complete a Windows 7 Backup?


Joe S

Excellent Member
If you think the empty folder is the problem try adding something in notepad to it.

Joe, All I know is what Windows is telling (or not telling) me. I don't know who or what created that folder, which apparently is causing the error. Wait a minute...I was just able to delete the offending folder and remove that location in the library. I'll try a new backup and see what happens. Irish.

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