Hidden user interface

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Hidden user interface

Post by RogerPaul38 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:02 pm

I installed Cobian Backup a few days ago and used it to make a backup on my network drive.

The User Interface icon is installed on my task bar (Windows 10). From all appearances, the User Interface is "running", The task manager shows the Interface, Service and VSC Requester are all active. If I click the icon the task bar, it replies "closing other instances of the user interface, wait ..." but the interface never appears. Without it I cannot restore a file or do another backup. I have uninstalled and then reinstalled Cobian Backup but I get the same results.

How can I see the User Interface forward so that I can use the program?

Thank you for your help, RogerPaul38

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Re: Hidden user interface

Post by cobian » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:47 pm


You are doing everything right. Double-clicking the UI icon should bring the interface up. For some reason., it seems like the interface is already running on some other desktop (are you running on terminal services?).

Anyway, bring the task manager up and kill any instance of cbInterface.exe that you see there.

Then you can start Cobian Backup Interface from the start menu (or run cbInterface.exe).

If the interface is now correctly shown,try fixing the Autostart option from the Tool-Options menu.
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Re: Hidden user interface

Post by RogerPaul38 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 am

I do not find cbInterface.exe in task manager. The only relevent items I find are:
Cobian Backup 11 Gravity - Service (32 bit) and
Cobian Backup Gravity VSC Requester
What else can I do?

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