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Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:16 pm
by moltabocca

My computer is Windows 7 64 bit.

Operating system: Windows 7 Home Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Parameter FullBackup is not a valid backup job or group

Well, I know this. I deleted my old backup named "FullBackup". So it shouldn't exist. What I don't understand is why it is popping up.

I had a previous version of FBackup. I wanted to download the new version. To avoid problems (or so I thought), I first deleted the program from my computer. Then I removed the references from my startup and scheduled tasks. Then I deleted everything in my App/Local/Temp folder. Then I deleted the Softland folders from App/Local and Program Files (x86) folder. I restarted the computer, then ran CCleaner to make sure any registry entries (or anything else associated with FBackup) was removed from my system. I even deleted my actual backup files on my removable drive (E).

I downloaded the newest version 4.7. Ran the install and created a new backup using the default "NewBackup". I ran an initial backup. I set the built-in scheduler to run at 8:15PM.

At 12PM (one of the two times I had FullBackup to run), I get this popup:


I also get this popup at 8PM, which was the second time I had FullBackup set to run.

Why is this happening? What did I miss?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:57 am
by moltabocca

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:47 pm
by Softland


Please go to Start->Control Panel->Task Scheduler.

Remove the "FullBackUp" scheduler task from there.

If you cannot find the task in the above location, try in C:/Windows/Tasks

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:02 pm
by Jari


I have the same problem (my computer is Windows 7 32 bit, with OS: Windows 7 Professional Edition), after the backup I get the message "Parameter ... is not a valid backup job or group".

I can't find the mentioned parameters in the Task Scheduler nor in the location C:/Windows/Tasks.

Please help.

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:33 am
by moltabocca

I found it under C:/Windows/Tasks. Thank you!

/on rant/ I don't know why Windows 7 hides these tasks. I can't easily find them through the control panel. /off rant/

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:34 am
by Jari


Same here.

looks like I posted my message to fast. I did find the task in the location Start->Control Panel->Task Scheduler.

Thanks for the help.