Files and folders were skipped: (Code: 1603)


A file-level backup plan finishes with the following message: Files and folders were skipped: {number of fiels skipped} (Code: 1603)

In the backup agent:

In notifications:


This is an informational message that specifies how many files were skipped due to the plan’s exclusion settings. System, hidden and on-demand files are excluded by default:

Additionally, some files might not be backed up if “always keep the last version” is disabled in the retention settings and “delete versions older than: X” is enabled. A warning message will be displayed in that case:


Since this message is informational in nature, it doesn’t require any immediate action. Please refer to the following help article if you’d like to change the exclusions for your file-level backup plan: