I have used both Acronis and Windows backup to take a backup and restore it to another computer. Both fail. When I do a count of the size of the restored files and the amount of them they are both lower on the new restore.
I have also used Syncback to try and clone the directory structure but this also fails. I get errors like
Failed to copy source: Cannot move file (3): The system cannot find the path specified
When I inspect the files they are all present. I think perhaps some of the issue is that my filenames are getting too long for the external drive?
\Music Production\Ableton\Library\Packs\Sample Packs\Loopmasters - Deep Tech Utility Loops [Nice Bass Loops]\Loopmasters - Deep Tech Utility Loops WAV LPS\DTU_BASS_LPS\DTU_125_B_Bassline_08.wav
Its really annoying because I want to do a format and restore EVERYTHING. I just dont know what else to try. Copy across a network directly to my other machine but that will take ages!