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When I try to restore data that was backed up with the built-in Windows 7 backup tool I get the error The system cannot find the path specified. (0x80070003). This happens only when restoring data - the backup process itself runs perfectly fine.

I tried completely removing the backup files and creating a new backup, but to no avail. Also the files are fine - at least I can access the backup directly and access files directly in it. Also the backup used to work when I tested it the last time.

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closed as too localized by Lance Roberts, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, 8088, ChrisF, studiohack Nov 22 '11 at 22:09

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Okay so the only way to resolve this was to fix the windows install itself. Will remain a mystery it seems..

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You can discover the path that PATH_NOT_FOUND refers to with Process Monitor. – Tom Wijsman Oct 31 '11 at 13:21

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