Error: Cannot create directory "C:\Program Files\FreeFreeSybc\H".

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fpdel

I have used FFS for a year without any problems.

Now I get an error (shown in my subject line). How do I resolve this?

The drive has ample free space.

Thx
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xCSxXenon

When does this occur?
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fpdel

it happens now every time i start to synchronize (mirroring).
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Plerry

It seems the user under which credentials you run this FFS sync does not have write access in "C:\Program Files".
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fpdel

Using the Run command I was able to go the folder in question and I, as a test, added a subfolder fine. I then deleted that subfolder.
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xCSxXenon

Sounds like the "Program Files" folder is included in your sync. This really doesn't make sense to do, so why are you syncing it?
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fpdel

"program files" folder is not included in my sync. only data files are present.
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fpdel

"program files" folder is on my c: drive

my sync is only focused on folders on my D: drive
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Plerry

Based on the fact that only D-drive folders are involved in your sync, it seems you would get the error reported in the topic title during updating the installation of FreeFileSync (FFS), and not while running a FFS sync.
And that you mistyped the location "C:\Program Files\FreeFreeSybc\H", unless you specified yourself that FFS should be installed in the FreeFreeSybc folder.
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therube

C:\Program Files\FreeFreeSybc\H
My question also.
Is that the correct name, spelling (& path)?

And as mentioned above, is this "...Sybc\H" where you have FFS installed into, or is it intended to be the Target location of a sync?
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fpdel

I introduced a typo in my original msg.
The correct text is: Cannot create directory "C:\Program Files\FreeFileSync\Bin\H

The directory is not intended by me to be the target location of a sync.

I am backing of several folders on my D drive. My target for the sync are folders on an external drive (drive H).

Since my installation a year ago I have only accepted updates. I am hands-off otherwise to any folders related to the software. For a year the software worked fine and then I starting getting this fatal error.

I can send screen grabs but I don't think the Forum software provides a way to attach a file.

When I start a COMPARE I get a warning: The following folders do not exist yet: C:\Program Files\FreeFileSync\Bin\H\Photo Images\Videos

Again, I have no data files on the C drive that I want to sync.

At the very top-right this text is displayed:
C:\Program Files\FreeFileSync\Bin\Photo Images\Videos

I do not the significance of this directory.

Should reinstall the software?
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xCSxXenon

Click "Editor & Preview" below the text box to attach screenshots
Although, it 100% sounds like your location(s) is set to the FFS directory in "Program Files"
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fpdel

I just realized my error

In one of my target folders I omitted the colon after the drive letter.

Pls pardon the overhead here. I ran a successful backup.