Alex Pankratov :
Oct 06, 2018
OK, this is getting interesting.
You are the third person to report this.
First report was from September 6th, second - from yesterday. Both have the same symptoms - normal files are reported by Windows as being "reparse points" instead, seemingly at random.
In theory, reparse points are "pseudo" file system constructs that look like files or folders, but internally don’t correspond to something on a disk. They are instead emulated by a dedicated piece of software, e.g. OneDrive.
There’s a handful of reparse point types in existence, most of them are documented and they have standard format to their IDs .
So what happens in your case (and other two cases) is that Bvckup2 asks Windows for a list of items in a specific folder. Windows replies item by item, reporting for each of them the name, timestamps, size (for files) and attributes. If there’s a “Reparse Point” attribute, then another field in the reply contains the reparse point ID => that’s where these weird numbers that you see in the log come from.
So, to me, it looks like that there’s something on your machine that causes Windows to *erroneously* include “Reparse Point” attribute for normal files and also report some junk for the RP type field.
If you are running any 3rd party software that messes with disk/file access, that’d be my first guess for the culprit – anything from an antivirus to “fast search” to “cryptoware protectors”, etc.
Another option is that it’s Windows itself, but since you are on a mainstream release, it’s less likely.
Third option is some sort of infection with a *buggy* virus or a rootkit.