Failure in creating a directory

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  1. pbarnhardt85

    pbarnhardt85

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    In doing a backup to an external hard drive I get this messgae:
    There was a failure in creating a directory on the backup storage location. Access is denied"

    How to fix?
    pbarnhardt85, Jan 20, 2010
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    Veedaz ~ VIP Member

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    Hi pbarnhardt85 welcome to Windows 7 Forums

    This error indicates that you do not have enough space on the drive that Windows is trying to make a backup directory on, if this is the only location i would suggest introducing a external Hard Drive.
    Veedaz, Jan 20, 2010
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  3. pbarnhardt85

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    I am trying to backup to an external 1tb drive.
    pbarnhardt85, Jan 20, 2010
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    Veedaz ~ VIP Member

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    I see has the Ex HDD being chosen by Windows ?
    Veedaz, Jan 20, 2010
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