What is "Error:(STATUS_WAIT_2 (0x80070002)" in Windows backup?

Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Samples. Error:(STATUS_WAIT_2 (0x80070002))
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\3D Objects. Error:(STATUS_WAIT_2 (0x80070002))
Backup skipped backing up F:\Mabel 14.8\Contacts as it is on the backup target.

These files could not be backed up with Windows 7 Backup and Restore on Windows 10 (64). What do above messages mean?
I don't need to back up the first file and will skip it.
I guess I need the second file in case I ever have time or desire for 3D, but it seems no loss now. So far, it's only an empty folder.
Third message persists from Win 7 and is simply not true! This file was never copied or moved to present backup target and is not to be found on my computer since deletion from Win 7 before conversion to Win 10. Why can't I get rid of it?

 

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Last updated August 13, 2019 Views 9,668 Applies to:
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File History, System Image, Backup and Restore in Windows 10 are partially broken and they are not being actively maintained or developed. Microsoft is planning to remove them in a future release. You are seeing the effects of this. You should switch to a third party solution such as Macrium Reflect (Free).

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Hi Alfalfa. I'm Greg, an installation specialist and 8 year Windows MVP, here to help you.

Built-in File History, Windows Backup and Image Backup are having a lot of problems. I'd use a better, more flexible app like free Macrium which just works.
File backup: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/B...
Image backup: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7363/macrium-re...

In addiiton it's good to have a cloud backup which is out of reach of fire and theft, and can be accessed on the internet by you at any time:

You can drag 5gb for free into OneDrive app to store in the cloud where they are safe from fire and theft.

If you install Google Drive, you can use their new Backup to choose User folders (Documents, Pictures, etc.) to sync up to 15g for free to their cloud.

Or you can drag or copy them to a USB external or flash drive.
Here's how to drag, copy or move large groups of files: https://www.pcworld.com/article/2086566/the-man...

A better file backup to external disk is free Macrium which is the choice of the experts:
http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/B...

Besides your files you should back up a System Image to use in place of reinstall in 20 minutes. The best free alternative is Macrium: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7363/macrium-ref...


I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.
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