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WINSXS: The system cannot find the path specified RRS feed

  • Question

  • Would you have any suggestions to help me resolve the error, "DPM encountered an error while performing an operation for \\?\Volume(....)\Windows\winsxs\ onThe system cannot find the path specified." while performing a Consistency Check?

    I performed the following troubleshooting steps, however they all failed:

    1. Re-ran the Consistency Check

    2. Re-ran Create Recovery Point with Synchronization

    3. Excluded the Windows\Winsxs directory

    4. Excluded the entire Windows directory

    Your help is very much appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

    - Jenna

    Note: Syncs and Recovery Points have been working for this C volume for several months.

    Friday, January 24, 2014 3:59 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    I have seen a similar error in conjunction with antivirus software. It was a different directory, but it turns out our AV (sophos endpoint protection) was blocking access to it.

    If you have an AV running, you could try a clean uninstall and see if the backup works again.


    This posting is provided >AS IS< with no warranties.

    Friday, January 24, 2014 8:39 PM