Windows 7 Backup Complains Mcx1’s Search and Contact Have Gone Missing, Backup Won’t Be Completed

Don’t you hate when your Windows 7 cannot complete a backup?  There are various things that can contribute to such a fatal possibility which as well could ruin your very happy day.  I don’t know all the answers to every backup situations that can go wrong on your Windows 7, but I’m familiar with when Windows 7 complains about it cannot complete the backup since the two directories, Search and Contact, inside a directory Mcx1-User-PC (User = to the user on your Windows 7) have gone missing.

In case you don’t know, Mcx1 is a Windows Media Center Extender directory.  So don’t sweat it, I’m going to show you how to fix this so your Windows 7 can complete its backup.  What you need to do is to open up Control Panel >> System and Security >> Backup and Restore >> Change Settings >> (Select the backup drive) >> (Choose Let Me Choose) >> (Expand Data Files Section) >> (Expand Mcx1 directory) >> (Expand Additional Locations) >> (Remove the check marks beside Contacts and Searches) >> (Save the settings).  Do the backup again, and your Windows 7 will complete its backup this time!

The tip above works?  If not, don’t hesitate to chime in on the comment section below the post!  Have fun tinkering with your Windows 7.

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