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OneCare will not backup an Access 2007 file (.accdb) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I cannot seem to get Microsoft Live OneCare make a backup of an Access 2007 file (.accdb)

    I have: 

    -Clicked on "Change Settings" in Live OneCare
    -Clicked on the Backup Tab
    -Clicked on "Configure Backup"
    -Clicked on "Change This" next to "What"
    -Selected EVERY box for "Select Categories to Backup"

    And....

    The file type (.accdb) is not included in the backup.

    I see .acc is included in "Financial Files", but not .accdb

    I am including a copy of what the help file shows for file types that OneCare will include, and .accdb is not in it.  I do not understand why a Microsoft backup product (OneCare) does not include a Microsoft Access 2007 (.accdb) file.  Please Help!

    Backup file types

    The types of files that Windows Live OneCare version 2.0 can back up has changed since version 1.6. OneCare won't back up any files that are located in the Windows folder or the Program Files folder. In addition, version 2.0 can no longer back up the following file types:

    • BAK
    • COM
    • DB
    • DLL
    • DRV
    • EXE
    • ICO
    • LNK
    • OST
    • QQQ
    • SYS
    • TMP

    OneCare can back up the following file types:

     Outlook and Outlook Express files
    • oeaccount
    • contact
    • group
    • msmessagestore
    • DBX
    • EML
    • MSG
    • OFT
    • PBX
    • PST
    • WAB
     Financial files
    • ACC
    • BK0
    • BK1
    • BK2
    • BK3
    • BK4
    • BK5
    • BK8
    • CSV
    • D04
    • D05
    • MBF
    • MNY
    • OFC
    • Q00
    • Q01
    • Q02
    • Q03
    • Q04
    • Q05
    • Q98
    • QBA
    • QBB
    • QBI
    • QBW
    • QBX
    • QDB
    • QDF
    • QDT
    • QIF
    • T01
    • T02
    • T03
    • T04
    • T05
    • TA0
    • TA1
    • TA2
    • TA3
    • TA4
    • TA5
    • TA8
    • TA9
    • TAX
     Music files
    • 669
    • AAC
    • ACP
    • AIF
    • AIFF
    • AIFC
    • AMF
    • AMR
    • APL
    • ASX
    • ATRAC
    • AU
    • BWF
    • CDA
    • FAR
    • FLAC
    • IT
    • ITZ
    • KAR
    • M3U
    • M3URL
    • M4A
    • M4B
    • M4P
    • MDZ
    • MID
    • MIDI
    • MIZ
    • MOD
    • MP1
    • MP2
    • MP3
    • MPGA
    • MTM
    • NSA
    • NST
    • OGG
    • OKT
    • PLS
    • PTM
    • QCP
    • RA
    • RMI
    • RP
    • RPL
    • RT
    • S3M
    • S3Z
    • SD2
    • SDP
    • SHN
    • SMF
    • SMI
    • SMIL
    • SML
    • SND
    • SSM
    • STM
    • STZ
    • VOC
    • ULT
    • ULW
    • WAV
    • WAX
    • WMA
    • WMX
    • WPL
    • XM
    • XMZ
    • XPL
     Photos
    • CMT
    • CR2
    • CRW
    • FPX
    • IMG
    • JGI
    • JFIF
    • JPE
    • JPEG
    • JPG
    • K25
    • KDC
    • KQP
    • NEF
    • MRW
    • PCD
    • PEF
    • RAF
    • RAW
    • DNG
    • JPG2
    • JP2
    • J62
     Document files
    • CDT
    • CPT
    • CSV
    • DBF
    • DOC
    • DOCM
    • DOCX
    • DOT
    • DOTM
    • DOTX
    • DWG
    • DXF
    • HAS
    • INDD
    • INDT
    • JAH
    • JBH
    • JBW
    • JFW
    • JHW
    • JTD
    • JTT
    • JUW
    • JVW
    • LZH
    • MPP
    • MPT
    • MST
    • PAT
    • PDF
    • PMD
    • POT
    • POTM
    • POTX
    • PPA
    • PPAM
    • PPS
    • PPSM
    • PPSX
    • PPT
    • PPTM
    • PPTX
    • PRM
    • PUB
    • QPW
    • QXD
    • QXT
    • RTF
    • SCX
    • SHW
    • SXD
    • SXI
    • SXW
    • THMX
    • VDX
    • VSD
    • VST
    • VSX
    • VTX
    • WCM
    • WKS
    • WPD
    • WPG
    • WPS
    • WPT
    • XLA
    • XLAM
    • XLS
    • XLSB
    • XLSM
    • XLSX
    • XLT
    • XLTM
    • XLTX
    • XPS
     Other files

    This includes:

    • File types that aren't included in the list of excluded file types
    • File types that aren't in one of the other categories

     Movie files
    • 3G2
    • 3GP2
    • 3GPP
    • AMC
    • ASF
    • ASX
    • AVI
    • CDDA
    • DIF
    • DV
    • FLC
    • FLI
    • IVF
    • M1V
    • M2V
    • M4E
    • M4V
    • M75
    • MLV
    • MOV
    • MP2V
    • MP4
    • MPA
    • MPE
    • MPEG
    • MPG
    • MPS
    • MSWMM
    • MPV2
    • NSV
    • QT
    • QTL
    • QTS
    • RM
    • RMVB
    • RTS
    • RTSP
    • RV
    • SDV
    • SWF
    • WM
    • WMD
    • WMV
    • WMZ
    • WVX
    • VFW
     Internet Explorer favorites
    • Files and folders in your Favorites folder
     Recorded TV programs
    • DVR-MS
    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 1:11 PM

Answers

  • I'm moving this thread to the Backup topic folder.
    Where is the Access database file located on the hard drive?
    Have you selected the file type of "Other" in your "what" selection for the backup plan?

    I just created an Access 2007 database and saved it in the Documents folder on my Vista machine. When I then checked my backup plan, (I normally disable backup) and left it at the defaults, I see the .accdb file listed when I open the "Other files" details.

    If the database is stored in \Program Files or \Windows it will not be backed up.
    If the file type of "Other" is not selected, it will not be backed up.

    Note that Other can yield a pretty big backup, so you may want to exclude locations and files that you don't want scanned for files to be backed up.

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 2:00 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • I'm moving this thread to the Backup topic folder.
    Where is the Access database file located on the hard drive?
    Have you selected the file type of "Other" in your "what" selection for the backup plan?

    I just created an Access 2007 database and saved it in the Documents folder on my Vista machine. When I then checked my backup plan, (I normally disable backup) and left it at the defaults, I see the .accdb file listed when I open the "Other files" details.

    If the database is stored in \Program Files or \Windows it will not be backed up.
    If the file type of "Other" is not selected, it will not be backed up.

    Note that Other can yield a pretty big backup, so you may want to exclude locations and files that you don't want scanned for files to be backed up.

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 2:00 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you, sir.
    Friday, December 19, 2008 12:58 PM
  • You are very welcome. Glad that it helped.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Friday, December 19, 2008 3:12 PM
    Moderator