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Backup Failure/Errors

SyncBackFree is the freeware version of SyncBack. It is *not* an evaluation version of SyncBackPro/SE.
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Backup Failure/Errors

Post by digitalpursuit »


I'm evaluating your SyncBack Free before I purchase. I've done 3 backups and they all end in "failure". Most files seem to backup normally but there are several hundred files that don't get backed up and return an "error" during the backup. I've attached two JPG image files showing the Logs for your review and would like your opinion on what the problem may be.
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Re: Backup Failure/Errors

Post by Swapna »


Access is denied is a Windows error. Windows reports that the user running SyncBackFree does not have permissions/access rights to perform something the profile is set to do. As you are backing-up entire C drive, most of those Access Denied errors are returned when scanning system files/folders e.g. ProgramData, Program Files etc., or files that you don't have permission to read or copy.

Please note that our programs (SyncBackPro/SE/Free) are not designed to (and cannot) make an exact copy of a system drive. SyncBack is a backup utility designed to backup files-based data that are created by the user (that is, files created by you and do not backup system or applications). Please read this forum post for more details:


Thank you.
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