Re: Backup.1.exe does not run (983 Views)
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Backup.1.exe not workin
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Registered: ‎07-22-2009
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Backup.1.exe does not run

I just recently backed up my laptop onto my external HD using the "backup files" option on the recovery partition. After restoring my laptop i tried to run the "Backup.1.exe" file but nothing happens at all. Is there any way i can get it running or is there an alternative to extracting the "Backup.2.fbw" file? Thanks in advance.
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Mordechai Bendon
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Registered: ‎11-16-2008
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Re: Backup.1.exe does not run

I know. This problem was very frustrating.
The problem is caused if you start running the backup restore and then cancel and wish to run it at a later time. At that point you try an run backup1.exe and nothing happens. The problem is caused because the program creates a folder, either:

:\system recovery files

Inside this folder you'll find log files that the first run created. It simply won't run if it sees this folder. How dumb!

Solution: Simply rename or delete the the folder that the program created and backup1.exe will run again.

In my opinion this bug is totally unaceptable. It cost me an hour of my life trying to work out what was wrong.
HP ought to fix this immediately.
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Registered: ‎02-15-2012
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Re: Backup.1.exe does not run

You have been so helpful. I was going mad when I kept clicking that "backup.1" so many times.

I just don't want to lose all my precious pics.


Thanks so much again!! 

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