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Thread: Vista Home Premium Backup Fails (error 0x8007007B)

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    Oct 2005

    Vista Home Premium Backup Fails (error 0x8007007B)

    I have few computers in my office running with XP and Linux. Recently i upgraded one of them to Vista Home Premium and migrated many files from a linux running PC. Now the problem is whenever i try to attempt to create a backup using 'Backup and Restore Center', it gives me an error message:

    "An error occurred. The following information might help you resolve the error: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.(0x8007007B)"

    After trying out many troubleshoots finally i found that when i I deselect 'Documents' in backup settings, I can get a successful backup. SO it is probably a file in Documents which is creating the problem but how can i identify that particular file? There are more than 200 files in my documents. Any idea? Please help.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2005

    Re: Vista Home Premium Backup Fails (error 0x8007007B)

    Well the problem seems to be occurring only after migrating files from Linux tro Vista because i have had the same problem after migrating files from Ubuntu on my computer and I,ve been able to delete all the files and folders except for a folder named "Documents". Whenever i tried deleting this folder, i got an error message saying: "The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name". Also i wasn't able to rename the folder.

    When I type a name into the box then click OK, I get an error message saying "A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? < > |". What I typed didn't contain any of those characters! Hope somebody here can help me out of this.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium Backup Fails (error 0x8007007B)

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