How do I fix a backup error code of 0x8007?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Backup error code 0x8007 happens when there is a problem with the Windows backup utility. This error code can be caused by a number of things, including corrupt or missing files, incorrect settings, or a problem with the backup utility itself. This error code can also be caused by a virus or malware infection.

1. Try running the backup again

To try running the backup again in order to fix backup error code 0x80070003, the user would first need to restore the backup to a new location. Next, they would need to run the backup again. If the backup still fails, the user would need to contact Microsoft support.

2. If the error is still occurring, try resetting the Windows Backup settings

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Security.
  3. Under System, click on Windows Backup.
  4. On the General tab, under Reset Settings, click on Reset.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

3. Try using a different backup program

  1. Open the Start menu and type "backup" into the search bar.
  2. Click on the backup program that you want to use.
  3. Click on the "backup" icon.
  4. In the "backup settings" window, make sure that the "backup target" is set to "computer".
  5. Click on the "back up now" button.
  6. If the backup fails, go to step 7.
  7. If the backup succeeds, check the "backup log" to see if there is an error. If there is an error, go to step 10.
  8. If the backup succeeds, check the "backup verification" to make sure that the backup was successful.
  9. If the backup verification is successful, close the "backup settings" window.
  10. If the backup verification is not successful, go to step 11.
  11. Check the "backup logs" to see if there is an error. If there is an error, go to step 12.
  12. If the backup logs are not useful, contact the backup program manufacturer for help.

4. If the error is occurring on a specific file or drive, try excluding that file or drive from the backup

  1. Open the System Preferences window.
  2. Click the “Security & Privacy” icon.
  3. Click the “Backup” tab.
  4. Select the backup destination you wish to exclude.
  5. Check the box next to the file or drive you wish to exclude.
  6. Click the “Exclude” button.
  7. Click the “OK” button.
  8. Restart the computer.

5. Try running a virus scan on your computer

  1. Open your computer's "start" menu and search for "cmd".
  2. When the cmd window opens, type "cmd" and press Enter.
  3. At the command prompt, type "scandisk /?" and press Enter.
  4. The scandisk command will list all of your computer's disks.
  5. Next, type "scandisk /F" and press Enter.
  6. The scandisk command will start scanning your computer for viruses.
  7. If the virus scan finds any viruses, the scandisk command will report the results to you.
  8. If the virus scan doesn't find any viruses, the scandisk command will report that the scan completed without any problems.
  9. Finally, type "exit" at the command prompt and press Enter.
  10. Close the cmd window.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Try running a system file checker scan.
  2. Try restoring your computer from a previous backup.
  3. Contact Microsoft support for further assistance.