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FindFirstFileEx() failed with 87

harmonjeff :

Jun 30, 2018

I am trying to use Bvckup 2 to copy the files from an older smaller drive to a newer, larger drive.  I setup a copy backup from the old to the new with "Copy files in full".  When I run the job it says "FindFirstFileEx() failed with 87" and then "Error: source scan failed".  I don't know what this means.

Alex Pankratov :

Jul 02, 2018

FindFirstFileEx() failed with 87


This error means "invalid parameter", which in this case refers to the path of either your source or backup locations. For example, C:Folder instead of C:\Folder... that sort of thing.

Paths are checked by the program for obvious typos and mistakes when you are creating a backup job (including the kind from above example), but it looks like you managed to slip by these checks somehow.

Basically, double-check your From/To paths in backup settings.

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