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SyncToy Exception During Run Error

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  • This thread has been going on since 2008 with no recent postings, but I'm still experiencing the problem.  I'm running a recently new laptop with Windows 8 for personal and small business uses.  I have been backing up to an external Seagate hard drive.  That external drive has backups from an earlier laptop that was running XP.  I have files saved from that now defunct computer on the Seagate, so reformatting it is out of the question.  I don't know what version of SyncToy I had used to backup the older machine.  However, I've been trying to now backup with SyncToy 2.1, Ver 2.1.0.0, built 10/19/2009.  I get the following message:

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    SyncToy

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    Exception during run: The FileSyncProvider received an unexpected error while writing a change. Creating new file  Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-ndis-implatform_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16548_none_aee41992cd7f2713\MSFT_NetLbfoTeam.cdxml

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    OK  

    I click the "OK". SyncToy runs briefly. Then I get the message, "SyncToy was stopped before it completed".  I am not a techy and have limited computer skills.  Does anyone have advice on what I should do to effectively use ST?  Thanks.

    Friday, August 2, 2013 4:47 PM