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Followed SSD/Secondary Main HDD Guide? Now how do I make a backup?

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Essentially I followed the sticky in this forum for setting up an ssd and secondary main HDD. However, every time I try and create a backup Windows says the backup did not complete. So how best do I create backup or recovery partition in case I need to reimage Windows 7? Keep in mind the guide has you default the Users folder to the secondary drive as well as creating program folders so you have the option where to put your programs.

Thanks.
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In general a Backup fails because a Folder that has been selected for backup no longer has the same path. If you Re-located your Users Folder, there might still be something that is tied to the old path, which is causing failure.

Something in the Users Folder or on C: still has a path to C: which is no longer valid. That would be my guess.

When I set up my SSD, I chose to relocate the Users Folder back to C: specifically because I ran into this problem. My secondary drive houses the great majority of my Programs, leaving C: free for my OS and my Users Folder. The only non OS software on my C: is that which doesn't give you the option to install elsewhere, which isn't much really.

Sorry if this doesn't help much.
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Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
In general a Backup fails because a Folder that has been selected for backup no longer has the same path. If you Re-located your Users Folder, there might still be something that is tied to the old path, which is causing failure.

Something in the Users Folder or on C: still has a path to C: which is no longer valid. That would be my guess.

When I set up my SSD, I chose to relocate the Users Folder back to C: specifically because I ran into this problem. My secondary drive houses the great majority of my Programs, leaving C: free for my OS and my Users Folder. The only non OS software on my C: is that which doesn't give you the option to install elsewhere, which isn't much really.

Sorry if this doesn't help much.
The only file paths I could not rename were the following:

Quote:
\\\\?\\C:\\Users\\Prime\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\EB0 07211-2507-4990-AF6E-05F3218BE967\\
The problem was when I tried to rename it to "D:Users\\Rodd" it would not let me do so.

It states the following:

Quote:
Cannot edit Install Location: Error writing the values new contents.
Other than that every other file was renamed to the new drive and user. I mean, I could run CCleaner and it would probably fix/delete those entries. But, I have no idea if that is good to do in this case.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 5/18/11 at 7:25pm
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Make a new administrator account, copy all your current user files into the new admin accout, then delete the old admin account. Try that and see if it works.

edit: you may not have to delete the old one, but i did. just make sure you copy your current user files such as "my pictures" and "my documents" and all that over to the new so they dont get lost forever.

and when you try your backup make sure your logged into the new account.

also, if you couldnt change all your registry entries, try it again after you make your new account and delete the old, they should be able to change after that.

this should work. let me know if it doesnt.
Edited by AliceInChains - 5/18/11 at 7:29pm
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