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cobian
#1 Posted : Monday, March 05, 2012 4:57:25 PM(UTC)
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This must be the number one must asked question. If I had a penny for every time I answered this one...

You know that some source or destination exists. yet you get "The source or destination doesn't exists". Well, often this is correct: the source exists for *your user account*, but it doesn't exists for the user account that is running the task. Everything is relative.

The problem can described with one word: permissions. lets say, for example, that you want to backup

c:\users\john\documents.

You (John) see and can access the files for explorer. Now, you have the program's service running under the account Administrator , but you will get: "The directory "c:\users\john\documents" is not found. The cause is that, in Windows 7 or Vista (and even sometimes in XP) the user's files can only be accessed by the user by default. Not even the administrator has access to them. The solution? Run the task as John. Or run the program as an application (this way you are running as "you").

Another cause could be that you are running as a service, but are trying to access some mapped file resource, as Z:\. Mapped files or directories cannot be accessed as a service. Solution: use a UNC path like \\serverResource or, once again, run the program as an application, not as a service.

Another cause could be that you are trying to access a network resource while the service is running under the System account. The local System account has , by default, no access to the network. Solution: Run the service under some other account, or run the program as an application, not as a service.
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Peppex on 4/11/2012(UTC)
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