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Receiving "Archive Open Error" When Searching on Drive C

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I have a HP EliteBook 8730w running Windows XP SP3 with Acronis® True Image Home® version 11.0 (build 8,053).

I have used TIH to backup files to external hard drivesl over the past several months. Recently whenever I search my C: drive (regardless of the nature of the search) using Windows, I get the following message:

Archive Open Error
An error occurred when opening the backup archive:
Cannot continue the operation due to either the backup is corrupted or it is used by another process, for example the backup has been mounted as a disk.

and then the search doesn't stop, but doesn't find any more items. I shouldn't have back up archives on my C drive.

What do I do to stop this?

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Same here, including USB drives where I have *.tib files...
Very bad. How do we stop it?

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i have the same problem.

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Hello all,

Thank you for posting, I will be happy to help. 

Since you experience the encountered issue, the archive files should be present at the partition where you start to search. Try to find them and move to another partition or delete. Unfortunately, there is no another solution for Acronis True Image 11 Home (it is an outdated one).
Charles and a a,
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