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ERUNT message that it can't delete contents of folder

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  1. llanita

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    Hi, I know the subject line is a bit confusing, I wasn't sure how to phrase it. I have a laptop with win Vista and I recently had help in the virus/malware forums which included using ERUNT as a backup. I followed the directions exactly as described in the ERUNT website for windows Vista and it's working, except that after it runs on startup, I get a message that says that the contents of 'date' folder couldn't be completely deleted.
    I've no idea how to fix that.
     
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    Try resetting ERUNT - it should be saving the registry settings at start up and saving them in "C:\Program Files\ERUNT\AUTOBACK.EXE"
    It should not be deleting them.

    Using ERUNT - The Winhelponline Blog
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/backup-windows-vista-registry-daily-using-erunt/

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt
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    'The number of restore folders to keep can be changed using the /days:n command line switch, e.g. /days:7 would only keep the folders from the last 7 backup days.'
     
  3. llanita

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    I've read both of those websites. The first one is how I set up ERUNT and I followed the directions exactly as explained. I admit the second link, which I believe is also in the Help file included in ERUNT, is greek to me.
    So by 'resetting' Erunt as you suggest, does that mean uninstalling and then reinstalling it?
     
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    You problem is likely to be the amount of folders it is set to keep.
    When the amount set has reached its limit - ERUNT must delete them to make space for the next start up and save.
    I haven't got ERUNT on this Pc - you will need to read the info file to find out how to use the command line switch.
    Or you could Delete old registry backups.

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt
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    'The number of restore folders to keep can be changed using the /days:n command line switch, e.g. /days:7 would only keep the folders from the last 7 backup days.'

    Check post # 5 here.
    ERUNT Gui Command line question - MajorGeeks Support Forums
    http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=222498
     
  5. llanita

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    I need someone to walk me through it. Where do I enter that line to change the number of days?
     
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    Have you tried - locate the ERUNT AutoBackup.
    Right click > Properties.
    At the end of the command line - leave a space and then add /days:7
    Or add how days you want to save the backup.
     
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    I tried that when I was reading the help files, problem is that when I right click on ERUNT autobackup I don't get Command window. It's just a regular properties popup
     
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