Removing deleted files and folders from a backup source


If you have created a file system backup (cloud or local) and delete any top-level folders, you will see an error when the backup runs.

Backup source “path and filename” does not exist !


This is the correct behaviour of the backup software when creating a selective backup set. i.e. you select some top-level folders and files, but not all of them.

If you backup the top level of a drive or folder, these errors aren’t shown.


You will need to remove the deleted folders from the backup set as follows:

  1. Go into the backup set
  2. Edit the source
  3. Tick Show files in the bottom left. All deleted files and folders will be shown in red.
  4. Untick these folders and save the backup set.