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I get a backup, but with a lot of error messages

I read the error log and it says, file not supported or internal error. I test my drive and it tests successfully. 99% of files get backed up but it would be nice to get a "successful backup message" or know why some files are skipped.

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Microsoft has some hidden directory levels and files in VISTA and in XP that are visible only when the settings for the directories in which they exist are changed from the hidden setting.  It's tedious, but possible.  I assume, then, that what you were unable to copy to your backup are these hidden files.  They're placed that way as a default in the Windows install to protect the user from accidental "mistakes". Example:  Under "users", {name},AppData,Local,...

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