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Backup says destination doesn't exist? Check read/write access.

Error: There is a backup problem. Make sure the destination drive or device is connected and then try again.

End Point ID: {04C8B429-85DD-4BF8-8FAB-380A0B2E88F0}
LiveUpdate Channel: Traditional
Current SKU: 21317287
Family SKU: 21291129
Media SKU: 21317287
Vendor Name: Comcast

This was on Windows 8.1 professional.

I made sure that my backup destination did in fact exist and that I had access to it.

I made sure that the destination showed up in the manage backup sets where you can select your destination.

I made sure that my destination had enough space for what I was backing up. But, it was still failing.

I checked my ability to read/write from the folder in the folder properties: There was a black box within the read only check box, meaning that I only had partial access to write to the folder. I completely cleared that box by clicking it twice and tried again.

Backup success.