Backup fails with Error: E7D1001F: Unable to write to file / Error: EBAB03F1: system cannot find the file specified when backing up to USB drive, error occurs

Article:TECH60279  |  Created: 2008-01-09  |  Updated: 2013-12-15  |  Article URL
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When backing up to USB drive, error occurs. Unable to 'copy' through Windows or connected to any usb port, including sharing the USB from another system.


 Error e7d1001f: unable to write to file. Error ebab03f1: system cannot find the file specified.




  • Convert the file system on the USB drive to NTFS. (see
  • If above step fails and you are using a USB 3.0 connected drive, connect the drive to a USB 2.0 port.
  • If connected through a USB hub, disconnect from the USB hub and connect USB drive directly to a USB 2.0 port on client system.

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