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Restoring Files After System Restore


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#1 boomer619

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

I have an external hard drive and have a complete backup. I needed to do a system restore which I just completed. I was trying to test everything (Internet Explorer, mail, printing, etc.) Does anyone know what file folders I need to copy from my backup to my C drive in order to get all the pieces working properly again?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:01 PM

System restore...you used the XP SR function?

Or did you do a recovery reinstall from a CD/partition?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:37 PM

Also, it depends on what you want to get back.
Most stuff will be in your user profile folder in the Documents and Settings folder
But email and some programs (particularly accounting software) require a bit more work to locate.

If your external hard drive is formatted with the NTFS file system, you may have to take ownership of the files before you're able to access them - here's a link about that: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/
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