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File History - System Image Backup Failure

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1

    File History - System Image Backup Failure


    I used Drive Clone to clone my hybrid boot drive to a SSD. Since then I keep getting an error when trying to do a System Image Backup with File History. I've searched and searched the error. None of the suggestions seem to work and none of the people who are reporting this error have recently cloned their boot drive. However, that is exactly when the issue started for me.

    Screenshot of the error is attached.

    Thanks,

    TonyClick image for larger version

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  2. #2


    Posts : 50
    win8 64bit


    You can try rename the backup images on the destination location. or just delete them. Then you should be able to backup
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  3. #3



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Is your File History even on the disk? Or is it on an external drive/2nd internal? Could be why disk not found.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by mysery126 View Post
    You can try rename the backup images on the destination location. or just delete them. Then you should be able to backup
    I've tried deleting the folder called "WindowsImageBackup" multiple times and that doesn't help. Still get the error.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Is your File History even on the disk? Or is it on an external drive/2nd internal? Could be why disk not found.
    I'm not sure what you mean. I don't use File History for it's main purpose. I was only using it for System Image Backups. My system came with a 2TB boot drive (which it worked fine on). I used Drive Clone to clone that drive to a SSD. So now my 2TB drive is my secondary internal drive. I wiped it clean after I cloned it to the SSD.

    When it asks me where I want to save the system image backup, the boot drive is not an option. Should it be? Ideally, I would like to have it working, so it is saving those backups to my secondary internal drive.

    Here is the error from the log file ...

    Backup of volume \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume2\ has failed. The specified backup disk cannot be found.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try Macrium Reflect.
    If you don't like it, uninstall it.

    I use the Server edition {v-6}.
    It was free by mistake.

    Used to have v-5 Standard edition.
    Worked good.
    Server edition works good for me too.

    Free edition-

    Macrium Reflect Free

    Having system images saved my butt several times.

    edit- There are plenty of people here who can assist you with using it.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    Thanks, I'll give that a shot. Looks like the free version will probably support my needs.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    Worked great! Thanks for the suggestion. I was all for using something that was already built into windows, but I can do without the headaches. The free version of Macrium did exactly what I needed.
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