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Restoring individual files from weekly backup

Q: Restoring individual files from weekly backup

Can I restore a few individual files from my scheduled Win 7 Pro b/u without restoreing/recovering all files. Have a problem with my Outlook.pst/Outlook.archive file(s) and need to restore last weeks backup of these files only ?


Preferred Solution: Restoring individual files from weekly backup

I recommend downloading and running Outlook PST Repair. It's a PST repair tool that I've used it in the past to recover emails, contacts, tasks and notes from corrupt Outlook files that are damaged or inaccessible. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/1bjhSi. (This link will automatically start a download of Outlook PST Repair that you can save to your computer.)

A: Restoring individual files from weekly backup

Try typing the name of the program in search
When it pops up, right click on it
Then go to previous version,
Does that help you?

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After doing the initial Backup, as files change on my Computer (Updates, more new files, edit old files), how do I save - backup so the old original Backup is changed accordingly without my having to do a complete Backup every time?

In other words does Backup identify new files and just copy them instead of a complete repeat of a total new Backup?


I have two Windows 7 machines, 1. 32 bit windows Home edition & 2. Windows 64 bit Ultimate. Is it the same method for both?


A:Backup & Restore Individual files?

What app do you use?

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I have played around with the backup functionality; I know how to backup a system image. What I cannot figure out is how to backup individual files; when I configure the backup and drilling down into the folders, the individual files are not shown.

In XP, I backup my Outlook .pst every day (I work from home so this is important). I had a NTBACKUP job set that would backup only the .pst file every day...no problem to set up.

When trying to configure W7 backup I can drill down to C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook but the only thing that's shown in the Outlook checkbox window is "Accounts."

The .pst is not in Accounts, it's in the root of the Outlook folder.

How can I configure the backup utility to be more granular? Thanks for the help.

A:Backup doesn't allow individual files to be b'd up?

Hello Michaeld,

This may be able to allow you to select individual files.

Backup Specific Files in Vista Like NT Backup in XP - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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HI  I did a one-click backup of my Yoga 3 pro machine when I did a fresh load. It worked like a charm and was convenient. I now, however, need to get some individual files from that backup but cannot find how to do so.  I have checked several forums but have not come right. Please, can you offer some assistance? 

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Is it possible to resotre individual files from a full Image Backup? I Created a System Image. If this is possible, how is it done?

A:Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

You certainly can with commercial products like Acronis, but I don't know about the Windows product. I would guess you can--if you can't, that would be a major shortcoming.

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I took a HP laptop running Vista Home Premium back to factory fresh. I backed up the files, photos and documents, onto an external hard drive using the backup utility in Control Panel. After reverting back to factory condition and updating, the Backup Restore in Control Panel doesn't recognize the files on the external hard drive. When I go to the hard drive, there is a program placed there by the computer when it backed up which does reload the files into the computer in a folder labeled C:\system recovery\ and places a shortcut to that on the desktop. But, when I try to open the files, such as a picture, it tells me I don't have permission to access that file location. This happens when I try to open it with Photo Gallery, Paint, or whatever.
Clearly, I have not finished the restoration/unpacking process. What should I do to be able to open those files?

A:Restoring files from backup

Try this Take ownership of files & folders

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I recently had a problem with my computer not booting. After many attempts to fix it and many suggestions from this board, I finally gave up and decided to reformat my drive after backing up all the files. I booted off of an "Ultimate Boot CD" for Windows and ran the Windows backup program to back up the entire C: drive to a network drive on a Linux system I have. I then reformatted the hard drive and installed a new version of XP on it. After the reformat, everything is working fine. I then booted from the UBCD again and restored the files from the backup that was made.

Silly me expected that the registry and everything would be restored - It wasn't! All of my files are there but nothing is installed and virtually all of my settings and customization are gone.

Is it too late to fix this or is there still a way to recover all of the old settings and registry stuff? I tried restoring the Windows folder explicitly and that didn't work either.

A:Restoring files from a backup...

To do what you wanted would have required "ghosting" or "imaging" the drive with Nortons Ghost or Acronis True Image or similar. But then you would have probably reinstalled a damaged operating system.

It is pointless backing up installed program files as you need to reinstall the programs, only the data created by you needs to be backed up.

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A mopnth or so ago I bought a backup program from Spotmau and backed up all system files and data files to an external USB drive. Then my hard drive crashed and I ended up with a new computer and OS. I went from Win XP to Vista. I need all the data files and program settings but don't want to restore the old system files. I'm very confused about how to do this and don't have technical support from Spotmau. The program I purchased from them is Powersuite Professional 2008. Can anyone help? I have no experience backing up or restoring beyond what I stated here, but I'm not a total computer novice either.

A:Restoring Some Backup Files To New Os

don't have technical support from Spotmau.Free technical support for one year. Bottom of page:http://www.spotmau.com/support/support.html/To boot to the CD, you have to go into the BIOS and change the boot order to have the CD/DVD drive first

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Hi all i have just replaced windows vista home premium with windows 7 proffesional. I thought i was doing the right thing by backing all my files using windows backup and restore. On trying to restore my files i cant seem to get it to do it.I saved them to my external hard drive, if i click on the files on my hard drive it asks me if i want to restore or restore all users file.But when the search box comes up it is blank.Can anyone help me out with this.

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Also when i look at my hard drive it say there is only 56gb of 222gb free which to me says most of the back up stuff is on my pc somewhere.I looked on the hard drive but cant find all my backed up data.

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Before reset my system i backuped my files using autoselection option which enabled picture , videos etc but while restoring it restore only the system softwares and file in my paritions such as in dirve D,E . But it havent retsore my pictures videos

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I did a custom install for the vista home premium 64bit version; while in the 32 bit version, i did a full back up on a external HD. I restored the files while in the 62bit version without a problem, but I can't find neither of my files? I used the help and search options but nothing. I am in big trouble since i had family pictures and a extensive music library. Help please!

A:restoring files from backup

Hi, saturn01, and welcome to the forums.

I got a few questions to ask, but I am also off to bed - it's 1 AM and I have class at 8 AM and a 30 min drive....my apologies if I am not able to get back with you, but I am hoping that my questions will help someone else out in targeting your problem.

First of all, when you installed Vista x64, can you describe the customizations you made? Did you use the same exact username and password as before?

My theory is that if you didn't use the exact same name and such, the files are there, under your old username, and you simply cannot access them because Vista thinks you are not the same person....

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I have made a CD that has my laptop backup files in 2009, the operating system I was using then was windows XP.
Later on, I lost the CD and I changed my laptop and the operating system and now I'm working on window 7.
The thing is I found the CD and now need to restore the files badly.
I wonder how I can do this my current operating system (I have never restored backup files before)
Thank you

A:Restoring backup files

What program did you use to make the backup files and how were they copied onto the DC? Do you have the same backup program available to you now?
What is the extension on the backup files?

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I recently ran HJT and deleted what i thought were malicious files. Now my PC will not connect to the internet. (i am using a different PC now!)
If look at properties on IE i get the massage that there is a dns error in ihe Windows System 32 folder.
How do i restore the backup files from HJT so that i can return my PC to how it was?

A:restoring Hijack this backup files

To restore hijack this back ups simply run hijack this, you will be greeted with a screen asking you if you want to do a system scan and save the log, a system scan only, to view the list of back ups, open misc tools, open online hijack this quickstart, and none of the above. You want to choose view the list of back ups, now you should be able to check what you want to restore and hit the button on the right that says restore.

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Hi, bear with me, it's a little complicated...

I'm trying to restore files from a Vista backup into 7, but, once they're restored I can't find them.

It only affects files that were in the various 'my documents', 'my downloads' etc folders on my Vista install - files from other partitions etc restore fine.

It seems as if the files are definitely being restored somewhere, because if I restore them again I get 'would you like to overwrite these files' dialogs. I've tried searching for the filenames after they're restored but they don't appear. I think maybe it's possible that 7 is restoring them under a different user (although my user name on 7 is the same as it was on Vista).

Is there any way I can view these files?

Many thanks

A:Restoring files from a Vista backup to 7

Click on computer, then 'Local Disk C:\
Do you have a folder named C?
If you do, click to open it, then click on 'users' ... see if your restored files are in the folder with your name.

*** You may have to 'unhide'/show hidden files and folders.

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Thanks in advance for looking at this post. I have Windows XP Home and last week I had a problem and had to reinstall it. I backed up my data on a disc on d: drive. I have tried to restore the email messages from this disc back onto my Outlook Express 6 program. I did File<Import<Messages<Outlook 6<Import mail from an OE6 store directory<Browse< D:. I then got this Import Message: "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files opened. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open."

The disc was in the drive and there were no other applications open. By the way, I hope I've posted in the right forum. Is Outlook Express 6 considered a utility?

I would really appreciate some help with this. Thanks!

A:Restoring Backup Email Files

chops: I believe the issue is caused when trying to import the files from read-only device.(Your CD) Outlook see the files as Read-only, and assumes that another application has the file open. Copy the folder that contains your e-mail files over to your computer hard disk. Right Click the folder, click Properties, deselect the Read-only attribute. Try the import again. I had the same issue with Outlook 2000. Let me know if that helped.

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Hey guys, a while ago, maybe a few months ago, the blue screen kept coming up whenever I'd start up my laptop. I eventually had to backup all my information. It was 32ish GB worth. I now have 8 or 9 DVDs with all my documents, programs, and music on them. Since then, I've reinstalled a few of the programs I already have on the DVDs. Could someone tell me how to I guess restore using all 8 or 9 of my DVDs.?

Or if possible, are there any programs I can install that'll allow me to look for specific programs on my backup DVDs.? I'm mainly concerned with my Itunes account, and I know for a fact that the iTunes programs and music and stuff is on more than 1 disc.

A:Don't know what to do when restoring files from backup DVDs.

With most backup programs you'd start off with disc # 1 and just wait for the prompt to insert the next disc. However, I think many people on this Forum strongly suggest NOT using discs for backup and instead recommend an external hard drive. If one disc didn't burn correctly the entire backup is effectively ruined.

I've reinstalled a few of the programs I already have on the DVDs . . . are there any programs I can install that'll allow me to look for specific programs on my backup DVDs.?

That's another problem using discs for backup. You can only search one disk at a time. Whatever procedure you used to find the programs you've already reinstalled would work. Don't need third party programs.

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Backstory: My computer decides to crash on me while browsing some site, and it failed to startup after that. After many tries of getting it to work through system restore/system repair, it still would not load up. I then see an advanced option of restoring to the system default, with an option of saving all personal data such as files and documents. After this successful reinstall, I have a huge folder (190 gigs!) worth of my old files sitting in a folder named 'Backup' in the C: drive, all on a fresh version of Windows 7 (ie: default programs and icons like internet explorer). I have tried running Windows' Backup and Restore application, but the aforementioned backup drive does not show up. Is it possible to transfer everything back?

tl;dr: restored old comp to system default, (with an option to save personal files/programs, all in a new folder C:/Backup) but can't figure out how to move/replace this system default back to my old setup.

Thanks in advance!

A:restoring files from a backup folder

You are going to have to reinstall all of your previous programs and settings, but all of your user DATA i.e pictures and music are safe and they can be found in the Users folder under Windows .old.

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I had an error with one of my system files and had to reload xp from the cd. I was given the option to back up all my personal files. My question is how do I restore all the files I backed up. They are located on the c drive under "my backup". Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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This has been an absolute nightmare for me and right now I hate Dell with a passion.
I lost my C: drive together with a backup drive a few weeks ago (after a suspected power surge) and I can't get DBAR to restore my files from a backup I made a few months back on a third totally separate external drive. The Restore fails every single time, so I tried the Mig Restore prog as has been mentioned but got the same result as one or two others, namely this:

I've tried to install Mig Restore on my own Dell PC, my wife's Dell PC in work and two separate laptops and they all look like the above, with the options to browse & restore greyed out, making the program useless.
I've bought a replacement C: drive and installed Win10 directly onto it (i.e. I didn't use my Dell System Restore discs) and a second HD as extra storage and installed DBAR separately onto the new C: drive. Is this why the Restore isn't working - should I have done a Dell System Recovery with my backup discs onto the new C: drive rather than Win10 in order to make the Recovery work?  I just can't figure out how Dell Recovery is supposed to work if it's not as simple as opening DBAR and pointing it to the Profile1 folder in case of system failure.And I'd LOVE to know why Mig Restore looks the way it does, but haven't found an answer to this anywhere online. 
Thanks for any help - I'm desperate!

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The hard drive failed on my friend's Win 7 laptop. I replaced the hard drive, now I am in the process of recovering documents that he had backed up on an external hard drive. He was using Windows Backup.
When I start the application in restore mode and direct it to the external hard drive, it shows a backup done on Jan 2. But when I browse through the backup folders using Windows Backup, it does not show any of his recent files. I went ahead and restored the folders, but the most recent files in the restored user folders are only from mid November. Any ideas what I might to do the see if the missing files were in fact backed up, or where they might be?

A:Problem restoring files in Windows Backup

Hello Vincenzo,

It doesn't sound good, but you might see if the files are still there by using the tutorial below to manually extract files from a backup. You don't have to manually extract the files, but just go as far as looking at the files in the backup to see what's there.

Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

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hello, computer is a
HP Pavillion
Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1.
64 bit.
4 GB ram.
AMD phenom™ 9550 Quad-core processor 2.20 Ghz

2 days ago parents allowed access to something,
it then hid the desktop and start menu etc in some temp folder.
came up with 20+ overlapping warning boxes on the desktop
came up with warnings on the taskbar saying clusters are broken. typical malware symptoms.
anyway, i have removed malware before a few times, using Rkill and Malwarebytes, and this proved successful this time. i thought.

but then, with every click from google's searches i would be redirected to other websites, internet explorer pop ups would come on the desktop when IE was not running. even adverts "sounds" were coming through my speakers but not to be seen.

this has never happened before when i have removed malware. this, to me, seems different.

to try to rid of this redirection, i downloaded ccleaner, did a disc clean, reset internet options.. but it didn't work.
finally, i used combofix (don't have logs), it didn't really do anything of note except when it restarted my computer it loaded with a worrying "hard drive failure is imminent..." press F2 to continue..
when it loaded up, combo fix flashed a a lot of times, overlapping itself and took a while to go down. it did, i uninstalled, and started to back up my files. when i had backed them up. I used recovery discs i created ages ago to recover and... Read more

A:problems restoring backup files after malware

<<...it restarted my computer it loaded with a worrying "hard drive failure is imminent...">>FWIW: Anytime a user receives such a warning about the hard drive, it becomes the priority...regardless of whatever else a user may think has taken place.I suggest that you run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic...on the hard drive installed.FWIWhttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph05701&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3755442&tmp_track_link=ot_searchLouis

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I tried, at first, to restore a single file from my back up drive at D. When I restored it at C, I tried to open it then it said, "Access denied!". I was unable to open the file due to security complications from my own file. T_T My specs are, Acer 4736. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS. Heeeelp!

A:Encountered a problem after restoring backup files

Try Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
Or Take Ownership Shortcut
It should work.

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Hey Guys,

I have recently replaced my broken hardrive in my pc and would like to restore my files from my back up on my external hardrive.

Sadly a lot of my files are not being restored due to the issue displayed in the image. Please help I a missing lots of important pictures etc.

A:Problem when restoring files from windows backup!


You can try to manually extract the files by following instructions on this tutorial : Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

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Hi all

Hopefully I'm posting this in the correct place, Mods please move if not, thanks.

So, I have a bit of a problem. I accidentally deleted the wrong folder from our work server yesterday (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard), but we have a nightly backup to a tape drive so I went onto the backup software (Symantec Backup Exec 2012) to restore the data. However, using the restore wizard it has been "Querying for data" for approximately 12 hours... is this normal?? Is it possible to restore files/folders from a tape backup, or would we have to restore the whole system? Do I just need to wait a long time for the system to find the data?

We have a spare 2Tb NAS drive so I could potentially restore all of the data to this (approximately 600gb), would this be a more viable approach?

Thanks in advance

A:Restoring files/folders from tape backup

Never mind, sorted now

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I need a piece of advice about restoring files.
I used to have regular backups on network drive when used Win 7 in past. I just did a clean install of win 8. I can see backup folders date wise in the network drive. Each folder shows a sub folder with name Catalogs, Backup files 1, Backup files 2 and Backup files 3. These folders contain the whole system data including documents. How can I retrieve documents from these in Win 8. I will appreciate help.

A:Restoring files from a backup created in Win 7 to after Win 8 upgrade

Finally I could recover my files using 7 Zip from the backup folders created in windows 7. I did not try but methods also exist to extract files from image files in both win 7 and 8.

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My Vista business laptop died recently and I'm trying to restore the files from a windows backup I made before it died. I'm restoring these files onto a replacement laptop running windows vista ultimate. Unfortunately I'm getting the following error message: "The files you are restoring have security permissions for a user account which could not be found on this computer. Please use the control panel to create a user account with the same name. The security permissions on these files will be reassigned to that user account"

I have tried to rename the user account but without success "The user account [name] was not found for the following reasons "No mapping between account names and security IDs was done (0x80070534). Please ensure you create a user account with the same name."

I've tried forums and microsoft help pages without success. If anyone can help I'd be so grateful!!

A:Problems restoring files from backup made on another computer

Originally Posted by CharlieWhite

Please use the control panel to create a user account with the same name. The security permissions on these files will be reassigned to that user account"
I have tried to rename the user account but without success "The user account [name] was not found for the following reasons "No mapping between account names and security IDs was done (0x80070534). Please ensure you create a user account with the same name."

You have to create a "NEW" User with the same name, not rename an exisiting account. Security permissions will then be re-assigned to the new account with the same name as the one you are trying to restore.

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I backed up all of my data files over to a CD/ROM before restoring my Windows 7 PC due to a hard drive failure.

After successfully restoring the Windows 7 PC, I also restored my backed up files from the CD/ROM using HP RecoveryMgr, which was included as part of the backup process. Then I see all folders show "This folder is empty", even though the folder "Properties" show that the folder is not empty and contains files being backed up during the restore.

How can I make the files in the restored folders visible/accessible again?

Thanks a lot,

A:Folders show empty after restoring backup files from CD/ROM

Quote: Originally Posted by clhuang

I backed up all of my data files over to a CD/ROM before restoring my Windows 7 PC due to a hard drive failure.

After successfully restoring the Windows 7 PC, I also restored my backed up files from the CD/ROM using HP RecoveryMgr, which was included as part of the backup process. Then I see all folders show "This folder is empty", even though the folder "Properties" show that the folder is not empty and contains files being backed up during the restore.

How can I make the files in the restored folders visible/accessible again?

Thanks a lot,

Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Have you verified that you have show hidden/system files visable?
you can do this in control panel folder options and uncheck the options for show hidden/system files.
Your restore program might be hiding the files by making them hidden or system.

Just an idea.


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I recently had to perform a factory restore on my HP slimline s5212y with windows 7. Before I did this I backed up all the computer files onto an external hard drive. How do I restore the files properly? Can I recreate all users and will the backup files be put where they belong? Any help on this subject is appreciated.

A:Solved: factory reset and restoring backup files

How did you backup these files?

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I found something a little unexpected when using Windows 7 backup. I had thought that after doing a full backup followed by several incremental backups over time I could get a crash and a restore would result in the same file structure that was present at the time of the latest incremental backup. Indeed I thought that the point of the backup utility was to recreate your data in the same form as the last backup. It seems this isn?t so. What I found was the following. I have files and directories say all under a parent directory and I do a full backup of the parent directory. Then I reorganize things by moving some of the files and directories under the parent into another directory under the parent. Then I do an incremental backup. When I restore to this latest backup, any file or directory that had been moved now appears in two places!! It appears in its original location under the parent before it was moved and it also appears in its final correct location under the directory into which it was moved. Ergo, the restored parent directory now contains duplicate files and directories which were not present at the time of the latest incremental backup. I was surprised to learn this since I thought the point of the backup was to be able to restore to the same file structure present at the time of the last incremental backup. It seems if you want to do that, then you need to do only full backups which take a long time of course. Is this the correct operation for Windo... Read more

A:Restoring a backup results in duplicated files and directories!

For this and many other reasons I don't rely upon Windows backup, except for a baseline image stored after install and setup.

For my User folder files, I have found the easiest way to backup and sync them at the same time to my various PC's is using this method I'm a year into getting ready to write up as a tutorial: Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums

If you'd want to avoid the cloud even though it's free for 7gb (25gb if you got the original offer) and dirt cheap for more storage, you could do the same to another drive using SyncToys which works terrific with the Win7 scheduler: Schedule SyncToy to Run Automatically With Task Scheduler in Windows 7 - How-To Geek .

This excellent tutorial by our expert Colin explains more fully SyncToy - Backup User Data - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Another method to consider is having a separate data partition to move your User folders onto. User Folders - Change Default Location. Then if you need to restore C from image you'd have your data waiting current and safe in its own partition. In that case you'd want to possibly use Skydrive or SyncToys to back it up to the cloud or another HD.

Also be aware that if you use Win7 backup imaging it will want to include the data partition in the image if it includes the User folders (System files) so either use another app like free Macrium - Image your system, or instead of moving User folders, simply copy them there and rightclick to link each ... Read more

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Ok so I've been getting error messages as late as a month ago and I was getting random blue screens having to do with my Hard drive. SO, I backed up all my files on my 1TB HD that was formatted but didn't have windows on it. Well low and behold my 320g finally kicked the bucket last night and will only load, and goes to a screen that says " Failed disc read error press Ctrl + Alt + Del " then restarts. So What I had to do was reinstall windows on my 1TB HD, it had been preformatted, and I didn't delete anything or reformat it before installing windows so I wouldn't lose all my backed up data. I can find the data on my computer it's still here on the 1TB drive but windows is not recognizing it to restore the data and anytime I manually try to put them on the Program Files it just goes to hell and creates a file in a file in a file when it's all World of Warcraft stuff... I'll post some pics so you all can see what's going on and hopefully I can still revive this stuff alot of pictures of my kids when they were babies! (And so the journey contiunes, Pics below

Here are the backed up files:
<a href="Pictures by swholcomb - Photobucket" target="_blank"><img src="http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee340/swholcomb/th_BUP.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>

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A:Halp! Restoring Backup Files Vista and an epic journey

Not exactly your situation, but this may work
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
The pics of the baby are priceless, we have to save them.

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Start of rant
I recently installed vista, i originally intended to partition my HDD, but through the process somewhere that went tits up and decided to delete all of my files, so i had to do a clean install, so i decided i might aswell completely convert to Vista, after all it cant be THAT bad, can it?

so far im pleasently surprised with its general performance, although i havent tried running any games yet as they are all on my external HDD in backed up files :(
End of rant

I'm using windows vista ultimate, and the programme i used to do that backing up is Nero 7 ultimate, or more specifically within Nero its programme called 'Nero BackItUp'

When trying to restore the files using 'File View' and only selecting some of the folders then clicking 'Restore' and choosing a single folder to restore them all too, rather than selecting where to install them seperately, and then starting the restore process, Nero comes up with a warning saying;

Some of the folders/files cannot be restored because they will have long folder/file paths on the target location
Possible Cause:
- The folder selected as restore target has long path
- Backup was created on different operating system that had long filename support.

So im looking really to just, i dunno enable long name support or something, because ive tried making the restore folder literally only 1 folder deep within the C:\ drive. im not ready to loose all my files some things like games are not too bad, but 20GB o... Read more

A:Problem restoring backup files due to long file names


plz any help with this?

can vista support long file/path names and if it does how do i enable it, it seems stupid to me that vista wouldn't be able to do this... and this appears to be my only problem

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Somewhere the INSTALL_TOR ransomware attacked.  I thought I did a good job of cleaning and restoring files from a backup.
Now I have continual MalwareBytes warnings on blocking fffsee and  trying to fix it seems to add more problems, like now also getting apprumors.com blocks, and an IP addy . 
Hope you can help walk me thru cleaning my machine of these vagrants.
Donation promised upon sucess.
Not sure how to attach a frst report?

A:Cant Remove fffsee after restoring backup files following a INSTALL_TOR attack

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
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Having Win7 for a month now, I notice the prompt to "backup" my system every week. I began the process when I got the first prompt a couple of weeks ago and did the backup accordingly, but I'm wondering how urgent it is to do this every week? I use my PC for browsing and for my home budget (MS Excel which I back up to disc each week) but for little else.

Thanks for your input.

A:Why weekly backup?

Hi there
even for a small system it's easier to backup and restore rather than re-create your data.
It's not only computers that can go wrong -- your computer could get stolen, your house / apartment flooded or whatever.

You can make a mistake updating a file or delete a file by mistake. -- No matter how small a system these things happen.

There's all sorts of reasons as to why it's a good idea to backup stuff --in fact I can't think of a SINGLE reason why you would NOT want to backup.

Backup on your scale should only take a few minutes anyway -- not a huge time investment for 100% security. Data loss can be quite irritating -- and if you ever get into things like ripping music from CD's or saving photos from a mobile phone you really want to keep THIS data safe.


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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use Outlook 2007. During a virus attack on my pc, my data files got affected and after the clean up, I reinstalled my msn email again, but it looks like some folders or emails were lost. In a Q here at EE, the below was suggested, and in order not to piggy back my original Q, I am posting it as a separate Q.
How do I do the below suggestion, are there any step by step instructions to do this? Thank u.

If you have a backup prior to problem, you can restore .ost and .pst files from backup and then re-attach them. You may have a profile issue though

A:Outlook 2007 - restoring .ost and .pst files from backup, and how to handle the profile issue

John- Outlook 2007 will save your stuff in something called a Personal Storage Table file (.pst). This is normally stored in two places- C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\ and in C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Outlook.

1). go to both of these places and see if you have a pst file (usually in the form of "youremail".pst.
2). Check the dates and file sizes. Hopefully only one was trashed (the good one will be the higher file size)
3). If you ever did an Outlook backup, search your computer for archive.pst

If you found anything useful, import the pst file back into Outlook using the Import function:

How to Import Your .pst Files Into Outlook 2007 - TechFleece

Hope this helped.


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I'm on the hunt for a piece of software, or a function within Windows 7, that will allow me to:

1. Schedule a backup of just a single folder
2. Automatically overwrite (or ignore unchanged files) at the destination

Aaaaaand . . . . that's it. I poked around with a couple of different applications, but I wasn't able to select a directory as a source, only a disk drive. Anyone know what I should do?

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I have had Acronis True Image Home 2010 installed for several months now, and when I ran my Weekly Image backups, they used to complete in about one hour on to an external hard drive. The size of my "C" drive is around 50 Gb. However, recently, this weekly backup has been running, completing successfully, but taking around 13 hours!! I am certain that I have not added any new programs, etc., which might have such an effect as this, so wonder whether anyone has any ideas? Being fairly inexperienced, I just cannot see what sort of event has caused this huge variation in running time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I am not very good with perl but have a backup script that runs on our near side backup server. everyday it manages to process the daily backup fine, but on a weekend it is supposed to run a weekly backup but just isnt running and hasnt run since december 2005. My predeccessor wrote it and was wondering if anyone who knows perl can look at it and tell why it doesnt process the weekly backups. i believe it has something to do with the weekly occurances. the number may need to be set to a smaller number.

Could anyone suggest anything. thanks.

i have attached the file but renamed the pl script to txt file.

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I have a 1 tb external drive that I would like to use as a backup. Something that I can either manually run weekly or have the software do it by itself.

If my main drive dies, I would like to be able to redirect bios to boot to my backup (which is bootable thanks to whatever 'software' I will wind up using for this purpose.

It appears that what I am looking for is very simple however after reading post after post after post, I am more confused than a newbie on 8.

I am not looking to do ANYTHING other than what I posted above.

Any help greatly appreciate.

A:Need Simple weekly backup of main drive - too many opionions makes con

The simplest way to get a bootable backup onto another HDD would be to use cloning software. Macrium Reflect Free (do not download from the homepage; this page is safer to download from). Macrium Reflect is best known for imaging but its cloning ability is also excellent. A clone is an exact copy of the original drive.

There are better ways to make backups but, since you stated you aren't interested, I won't discuss them here.

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OS: Win 7 x64, SP1


My main Win7 installation was infected by a virus/rootkit that was wreaking havoc on my system. System Restore would not work.

I had a Windows 7 System Image backed up saved to an external drive previously, so after I removed the virus, I decided to do a full restore from that one using a repair disc.

After running for a minute or two, I got this message : "The system image restore failed. Error Details: One of the backup files is corrupted (0x8078002C)".

So I can not restore from the backup I had saved. To make matters worse, the Restore process already started wiping out my Win7 install before it checked the Restore image for corruption, because now I can't even boot - "BOOTMGR is missing". Startup repair doesn't even detect an OS now.

1) Is this the way it usually works? During an image restore, Win 7 starts wiping out the old installation before it verifies that the restore image is even useable?

2) Is there any way to "repair" the System Image I have?

3) If not, is there any way to restore the installation that was wiped (partially) by initiating the Image Restore?

I realize that I can mount the VHD from the restore to recover some of the files, but only after having to do a fresh install - which begs the question: what the hell is the point of a Windows System Image backup in the first place, if it can't check for errors before wiping your system and leaving you screwed?

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A:Restoring from System Image: "One of the backup files is corrupted"

I would try a disk check with error recovery on the corrupted partition, but don't have much hope of that working any miracle.

You will probably have to use your previous backup, but from the way you posted I suspect that you are relying on just the one image.

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Recently I did a system recovery on my PC and it gave me the option to save program files in a folder "My Backup". After the recovery was over my computer was working once again but all of these files are still in the "My Backup" folder. Is it possible for me to restore thes files and if so how?!?!?! Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using windows XP pro if that helps at all. Thanks!!!

A:Restoring files in "My Backup" folder

Welcome to TSF....

Since all of the backup programs work a bit differently it would be a good thing to know the make and model of computer you have?

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I am running Windows 7 Home Edition.

I want to back up my files once a week, but only those files that have been modified in the last 7 days or were new files created in the last 7 days. I want to back these up weekly to Onedrive.

Is there a procedure to this?

Thanks very much.

A:Weekly back up to One Drive of only new or modified files

I use FreeFileSync in Mirror mode to backup my data HDDs to backup HDDs. If One Drive shows up as a HDD in your computer, then you should be able to use FreeFileSync. FFS is so fast, I can make daily backups (keep in mind that data waiting to be backed up is subject to potential loss).

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Quote: Originally Posted by SEE

I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center - one was a continuation of the other.
I have the disc in the drive, and I click 'restore files'
It tells me the disk containing the backup is unavailable. I do not see an option to change where the computer looks for the backup.

Viewing the files on disc one did not give me anything usable.

Googling has showed me several different ways to backup, but very little about how to restore (aside from 'click the button and follow the instructions'.)

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center how are you trying to use them?, try rebooting with the disk in the tray see if it boots to the disk.if it don't you may have to reset in bios to boot from cd/dvd 1st... http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/how-to-boot-from-a-cd/reset when done..good luck

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On my W550s, Win10x64 I have been rebuilding my system every week. (Sometimes 2 or three times a week) The first thing I do when I login is 'sfc /scannow'. if it is good I take a differential backup. When it is corrupt it traces back to Storport.sys, The IDE ATA/ATAPI controller driver is aiStorA.sys Hardware scans shows that the spindle drive and the 16 GB SAN are ok. All hardware tests passed. Intel Chipset I am up to date on all patches and updates. Currently the system can repair itself on a reboot. I think this is because I force a 'sync', like in UNIX before shutdown. Before I started the 'sync', 'sync', 'sync', I would have to recover from a backup. The system was always broken so bad it would not fix itself. Any ideas?? Here is some of the CBS.log 2018-09-05 16:32:21, Info CSI 00006c5e [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:12]'storport.sys' of Microsoft-Windows-StorPort, version 10.0.17134.137, arch amd64, nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35} in the store, hash mismatch 2018-09-05 16:32:21, Info CSI 00006c61 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:12]'storport.sys' of Microsoft-Windows-StorPort, version 10.0.17134.137, arch amd64, nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35} in the store, hash mismatch 2018-09-05 16:32:21, Info CSI 00006c62 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:79]'Package_980_for_KB4343909~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~' 2018-09-05 16:32:21, Info CSI 00006c65 [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers... Read more

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Is it possible to assign individual files to a library? So far, I have only found a way to put a folder in a library and when I do that the entire file list for that folder appears in the library.

Thank you.

A:Individual Files in Libraries

Libraries are virtual folders not virtual files so to answer your question, no. Instead maybe use a symbolic link (made with mklink with the command line) and link the file in a certain folder. Or just put it in a folder already set to the library.

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Where can I get specific individual .dll files? How difficult is it to update a .dll file?

I have been downloading and running various .dll repair programs that claim to fix everything. Unfortunately, none of these programs have fixed or replaced the .dll files my System File Checker lists as corrupted and not reprojectable.

I am looking fo these specific files used by Windows Defender in Windows 7:


I have never manually installed a .dll file, but I learn quickly and know how to follow directions. Can someone point me to a "how-to" instruction list for replacing corrupted .dll files? Is it a relatively simple task once I have good .dll files? I would rather not have to pay $200 to someone like the Best Buy Geek Squad just to make what hopefully are minor system changes. Any advice is appreciated.

A:Where can I get specific individual .dll files?

You can extract them from the win 7 install media,

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

If you don't have one you can download one here,

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

I just used 7-Zip and found those files in the install.wim, you have to grab the right folder once inside but it's all explained in the tutorial.

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