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WHEN I LOOK AT MY BACKUP LOG IT SAYS SKIPPED IN THE FRONT OF THE FILES. IS THERE A PROBLEM? WHY IS IT SKIPPING EVERYTHING

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  • aswegancab Nov 26, 2008

    I have the Seagate FreeAgent/Desk external drive 640 GB.

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  • aswegancab Nov 26, 2008

    nothing happens
    Skipped C:\Users\Aswegan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat{a8a308e8-8a95-11dd-8e79-001fc6db1721}.TM.blf Not Supported/File skipped (backup of operating system files and folders ( those that have both system and hidden attributes) is not supported)

  • aswegancab Nov 29, 2008

    The very first backup said it was skipped.

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If it's showing skipped, you may have to go in and adjust the backup settings again. Go into the settings feature and make sure you have the directories and folders you want backed up selected. If you are leaving certain files and folders unchecked the log file is basically telling you that you have chosen to skip areas of your hard drive to backup. If what you want is showing as "backed up' then there is no problem and it's telling you what it did per your selection.

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  • Slick54 Nov 30, 2008

    In Windows Explorer go to tools, folder options, select view tab and unhide system and file folders, should backup fine and not skip now that they are unhidden.

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It is not a problem, may u have block the popups. go to the setting option change it from there.

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Its a propblem with the Operating System. Go to the following microsoft article. It will show you how to modify the registry to get rid of the error.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/104169

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Most backup utilities will skip files that have not changed since your last backup. Why rewrite it? It just saves time.

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Seems it has skipped backing up some files, do you get a error message or what happens? are the files aready backed up? so its automatically skiping them as the files are already on the drive?

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When you click on the ones that say skip what happens?

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    Juanita Vega Nov 26, 2008

    im glad that helped you thank you for using fixya



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