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#1 GWT


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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:28 AM

I have a similar circumstance. Vista won't start. After all the troubleshooting, it seems to be down to reinstalling VISTA (a Factory Image Restore).

But, I would first like to save some personal files . I'm having trouble locating the files (through the recovery option command prompt). I have not bothered with dos in a looong time and the directories look foreign to me.

Where/how do I look for the files - in this case music and pictures?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 02:59 PM

Apparently your post was split from another topic. You need to fill in some blanks as to what your problem is and what you want to do

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:08 PM

Vista has a USERS folder in the root of your Windows drive.
In that folder will be some folders - the one with your profile name and the one named "PUBLIC" will contain the documents/pictures/music/etc folders.

Once in the profile folder, just type "dir *." (without the quotes) and press Enter to get a listing of all sub-directories within that folder.
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