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  1. Followup: For other reasons I had to recycle the backup set. After the initial full backup of my system, I decided to recreate the "Find Files" restore as outlined previously and test it. It worked as expected and all files were restored. Greg
  2. Thank you again for you help and suggestions. Thank you for the tip. When I search "all files" both folders appear, but no .nef files are found in "2016-04-01 - Watercolor". Another good idea! When I use the duplicate script the entire "2016-04-01 - Watercolor" folder gets backed up. I then search for "Ends with .nef" and the 69 nef files show up: When I just do a simple restore and drill down to the "2016-04-01 - Watercolor" folder and restore it, the entire folder, including all of the.nef files, are restored. So they are getting backed up. And I can restore other folders using the "ends with .nef". The 2 folders that I "modified" with Windows Explorer are the '*Watercolor*" folders in which I copied the files from one folder to the new "*Watercolor*" folder. In both cases only the .nef (and .raf) raw files were copied. All the other files in the (new) folders (.xmp, jpg, .cos,...) were created as I edited the raw files in my image editing software and those all show up in every search. I really appreciate your help. I can and did restore the .nef files using the simple restore. But, for me, it is now a matter of figuring out why the "Find Files" method does not work. Greg
  3. Thank you for you help Nigel. When I start with "filename ends with .nef" the deleted folder "2016-04-Florida" appears and my current folder "2016-04-01 - Watercolor" does not: I am searching the whole set but when I look at the Backup Set I can only browse snapshots within it. Every snapshot has the "2016-04-01 - Watercolor" folder in it and none of them have the "2016-04-Florida" folder: If I search "filename contains florida" both folders appear but no .nef files are found in the "2016-04-01 - Watercolor" folder. Thanks again, Greg
  4. I did another test using a folder under the '2016' folder that contained 'Pickle Springs' (D:\Greg\Pictures\2016\2016-05-05 Pickle Springs): Selecting 'Files Chosen' in the 'Searching and Retrieval' dialog box shows that the 'nef' files are included in the search results: I repeated the same search for folders that contain 'watercolor'. Several folders are found but only two that contain images. What is interesting is that the '2016-04-01 - Watercolor' folder does not show the 'nef' files as I have found. But another folder (2018-05-01 - Watercolor), containing 144 'raf' image files among dng, tif, and jpegs image files, displays all files but the 'raf' files: nef files are raw image files created by Nikon cameras. raf files are raw image files created by Fujifilm cameras. I point this out because they are similar "raw image file" formats. But retrospect backup doesn't care what the file is. This experiment has no 'Exclude' criteria. It seems to me the 'Watercolor' search criteria is the issue. So I took a look at my folders in windows explorer. A while back I migrated from the raw image editing application Adobe Lightroom to another raw image editing application Capture One. Once I started using Capture One I started using a different folder format for storing my digital images. These two 'Watercolor' folders are a case where I first edited the raw files in Lightroom, then after switching to Capture One went back and copied the raw files to new folders in a different directory. In the case of the 2016 folders, I deleted the Lightroom folder after I was happy with my Capture One edits. When I set the search for "Files or Folders" that contain "Florida", several (>13000) files are found. When I drill down to the 2016 image folders, I see the Capture One 'Watercolor' and the (deleted) Lightroom 'Florida' folder. Those 'Florida' folders display the 'nef' raw images files: When I browse the 'Recent Snapshots' in my backup set, none of them have the 2016-04-01-Florida folder displayed in them. The same is true for the raf files in the 2018 Watercolor folder and 2018 Florida folders. Is Retrospect using 'Deduplication' here? Even if so shouldn't my nef files appear in both directories? I can restore the entire 2016 Watercolor folder, including nef files by using the Restore --> Restore dialog. But I really wanted to restore the 'nef' files which should be performed with a simple search in Retrospect. At this point I will try manually grooming the disk and see if that resolves the issue. UPDATE 3 HOURS LATER: Disk grooming did not make any difference. Thanks again for all suggestions and any other thoughts. Greg
  5. I did find that if I put the entire path in as a selector: 'D:\Greg\Pictures\2016\2016-04-01 - Watercolor' The folder is found but the 'nef' files within the folder are not included! Here is a view of the most recent snapshot in the backup set of this folder: I'm really confused as to why my single 'path' selector would not include all files in that path. Any selector I choose so far (such as 'folder name ends with Watercolor') finds the folder but does not list the 'nef' files. There are two folders in the '2016-04-01 - Watercolor' folder that have 'nef' files and both are not showing those files. If I choose a single selector to find all 'nef' files several thousand are found including the folders under '2016-04-01 - Watercolor'! Thanks for any help. Greg
  6. When I use the 'Check Conditions' of my conditions, the nef files are found. It would seem that they are configured correctly. I'll play around with other configurations though. That's the way I built this query. Thanks for the heads up. I've been burned by that before! Thanks for your suggestions and help. Greg
  7. The path I had in in my original post was in error. It was actually "D:\Greg\" I have corrected the post. Sorry for the error but thanks for the quick response. You are right in thinking it was a synonym. For years I had a drive set as a folder named Data on my "D:\" drive like Linux drives could be set. It was natural habit for me to type "D:\Data\..." Also, the label of my current drive is "Data". Greg
  8. Using Retrospect Desktop version on a Windows 10 Pro PC (10.0.18363) with all latest updates installed. I'm trying to restore some images from a particular directory. In particular all images ending in *.nef that are found in two subdirectories. The image below shows my backup set (Archive_Drive) and the path to those 'nef' files from the most recent snapshot (6-27-2020): The system path is 'D:\Data\Greg\Pictures\2016\2016-04-01 - Watercolor'. The system path is 'D:\Greg\Pictures\2016\2016-04-01 - Watercolor'. I used the option 'Restore --> Find Files' to select the 'nef' files in subdirectories within the above path. Here is my search criteria: I have the option to check this selector against my "D:\" drive and I do: This is the same path that is found in the 'Archive' backup set in the first image. It finds 69 'nef' files in 2 folders. I click on 'OK' in my searching and retrieval dialog box. Retrospect searches my Archive_Drive backup set and 0 files are found: I also tested this search by creating the same selector as above and the selector finds the 'nef' files. I've rebuilt the catalog file from disk. I've checked (windows) permissions on my drive and folders. I don't think it would, but would an upgrade to 17 fix this? Are there any other options to 'fix' the backup set? Thanks for any help. Greg
  9. Hello, I am using Retrospect Desktop for Windows, version One of my hard drives (not the system drive) failed on my desktop PC so I replaced it and decided to boot from the recovery CD to restore the files to the new drive. Unfortunately my catalog files were on the failed drive, but after every backup I copy the catalog folder to the drive that the retrospect backup files reside on. When I booted to the CD and tried to restore I was prompted to find the catalog file. I drilled down to the file and when trying to open it I received a dialog box "File Not Found". When I tried the other catalog files in the folder I received the same message. My next step was to download a backup from my Backblaze remote backup onto a USB drive. Once again I received the same message. I gave up using the disaster recovery option. I booted the PC and copied the Backblaze Retrospect catalog file onto my C:\ (system) drive. When I opened the file from within Retrospect it loaded fine and I am using it to restore my drive as I write this. I've used the recovery CD in the past with no problems. This is concerning since I would need to use it to recover a system drive. Thanks for any help. Greg Noelken
  10. Lennart_T, Thanks for the link. I'll enable the default administrator account. When unlinking my OneDrive account, the backup completes with no errors. Regards, Greg
  11. The 1103 error with OneDrive folders seems to have returned after Windows Update 1809 (Windows 10 Pro, OS Build 17763.55): Note the backup of the system drive is aborted after the error is encountered. I'm unlinking my OneDrive account now to see if that helps. I'm using Retrospect Desktop Greg
  12. That may be the issue. I did have the Windows 10 anniversary update. I wound up doing a fresh install with the "Refresh Windows Tool" from Microsoft. Thanks for the info on the compatibility with the newer versions. I'll look into getting an upgrade. And thank you Lennart for the prompt reply and assistance. Regards, Greg
  13. Hello, I am using images in this post in hopes that it will clarify what I am doing. I apologize if they don't do that. Please let me know if any further info is required. I'm using Retrospect Version 10.5: I am trying to restore my Windows 10 PC from a backup, because I could no longer boot into Windows 10 when when powering on. I am using the Retrospect Recovery CD. I first tried to restore over the original windows installation, but that failed with the same errors and I still could not boot into Windows. So I deleted the Windows partition and reinstalled Windows from a Windows installation CD. I can now boot into Windows 10. I then used the Retrospect Recovery CD and attempted to restore the Windows drive from my backup set (named "Archive_Drive"). I configure the restore options as the image below shows: Within minutes after starting the restore, I get a dialog box that states "Warning: All data on the following volumes will be lost:" The volume is the drive that contains the backup set used to restore the drive: At this point I cancel the operation. I have tried renaming the Windows drive letter to "C:" but the same dialog box appears. I don't want to click "OK" since I fear that it will wipe out my backup set files! Here is a list of the drive configuration (from the Retrospect Recovery CD "Configure drives" option): I am restoring to the "G:" drive. Any help is appreciated. Greg Noelken
  14. Hi, The Release notes for Retrospect for Windows, version 8 (http://kb.retrospect...&fs=Search&pn=1) state that a static IP address can be configured with the Disaster Recovery CD: Bug Fix 2497: The Retrospect Emergency Recovery Disc now supports both static IP and DHCP networking I just created the CD. When I boot up to the CD, I see no option for configuring the IP address. It only seems to get an IP from DHCP. Is there some method I should follow to use a static IP? Thanks and regards, Greg
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