The problem: WD SmartWare not backing up all files
As you can see, WD SmartWare not backing up all files, especially the new files and edited files. It’s common situation when you using the WD SmartWare to backup data.
How to Fix WD SmartWare Files Not Backed Up?
If you got this error, you probably get Windows updates recently. The probable solutions are listed below:
1. uninstall WD SmartWare, delete all backups, and reinstall WD SmartWare.
2. Stop using files that you would like to backup.
Then you could fix this issue. Sometimes, the problem still exists. And you will get the system cannot find the specified path error code 0x80070003. it’s quite annoying.
WD SmartWare limitations
WD SmartWare supports Windows operating system includes Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista to backup files to WD external hard drive. However, It has some limitations that you should pay attention to:
It’s only a file backup software for WD external hard drives. You could not backup Windows operating system, entire hard disk, etc.
WD SmartWare not backing up large files, new files, edited files, and being used files.
Besides, you may get another error, WD SmartWare continuous backup not working. Hence, this could be the reason why WD recommend you to use WD Backup or other third party backup software.
Considering WD Backup not working sometimes, it’s highly recommended to use the professional Windows backup and restore software - AOMEI Backupper Standard.
Best Free WD SmartWare Alternative - AOMEI Backupper
Compared with WD SmartWare, AOMEI Backupper owns more advanced features, like file backup, file sync, system backup, partition backup, disk backup to avoid WD SmartWare not backing up all files problem. It will backup large file, new added or edited files, even the file is currently being used. AOMEI Backupper Standard perfectly supports all Windows PC systems, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 (all editions, 32-bit & 64-bit).
Before you backup, please do the following:
First of all, please download AOMEI Backupper Standard.
Prepare an external storage device, like HDD/SSD, USB flash drive, etc. to save the file image backup from your computer.
SATA-to-USB cable to connect your external hard drive with the computer if it’s only one hard drive slot.
Now, let’s see how to perform file backup easily with AOMEI Backupper:
Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper after the installation, select Backup tab at the left panel, then choose File Backup.
Step 2. Click + Add Folder or + Add File button to select all the files you would like to backup.
Step 3. Choose the external hard drive as destination path to save all the files and folders from your Windows computer.
Step 4. Press Start Backup >> to backup files to external hard drive safely in Windows 7/8/10.
Now, the WD SmartWare not backing up all files error will be avoided forever. Keep the external hard drive safe just in case file crash.
Write in the End
Compared with WD SmartWare, the free file backup software - AOMEI Backupper is more reliable and flexible to backup files, including the new added, edited files, large files or being used files, and you will not bother again with WD SmartWare not backing up all files. If you prefer to backup files as soon as they changed, real time file sync will be your best choice, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional or other advanced editions to try.
For who is running Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 (including R2), please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more features, like command line backup, universal restore, dynamic volume or disk backup/restore/clone, delete old backup images to free up space for your computer, etc.