Some time ago, I tried to use the luckyBackup application as a backup manager.
1] I created the backup profile in luckyBackup, and defined the source and destination directories for the files.
2] For testing purposes, I performed the backup task.
3] Upon completion, luckyBackup reported several errors in transferring files. I even managed to view the report with the errors, but I didn't understand the reasons.
4] As I was "in a hurry" at the time, I deleted the hidden files that luckyBackup had created (both in the source and destination directory), and backed up manually.
However, I made a recent backup, and I'm having trouble recovering the files.
A] After a few weeks, I tried to use luckyBackup again, this time to do the backup incrementally.
B] I have not had satisfactory results. And again, I deleted the hidden files that the app created.
However, here's an addendum: after some tests, I realized that luckyBackup changed the permission of the directories that would be transferred in the backup. I managed to change the permissions manually, to the original configuration.
And once again, I erased the hidden files the app created.
C] I proceeded again with the manual backup. Transfer the files to a flash drive.
Here begins my "nightmare": when I try to open the files, both on external media and on a computer, I can't execute them.
Strangely I can only open some media files (like videos, and audio files).
All ".txt" text files appear with strange characters (most with just one line of consecutive "ÿ"), I can't see any image files, and some directories appear empty.
However, in the flash drive, it appears by the size of the files, that they are there. But when I transfer to computer, this problem occurs.
I suspect something related to encryption, coming from luckyBackup itself, since it uses this artifice to perform the transfer.
Can anybody help me?! I have important files to recover. (I understand it was my fault)