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Can I transfer files from crashed computer back up disks?


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#1 edison4545

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

My old computer completely died so I purchased a new vista 7 machine. I have back up disks created before the crash.
A couple of questions.
Is it possible to transfer my files from the back up disks to my vista 7 computer and how?
Thanks in advance.

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#2 AustinTerry

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

Depends on what type of files your talking about.

If you mean just folders with pics, documents, etc... of course you should be able to just copy the contents over.
If you talking about programs, then not probable unless you have the original install files, that you may have downloaded and saved in a folder like "My Downloads", or still have the original disks.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

Yes, I didn't mean programs.
"Copy the contents over"
What does that mean?
What I need to know is how to do this.
All I have left is backup disks, computer is dead.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

Did you use a back-up utility to create the discs? If so, the program should have a restore function you can use.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:44 PM

The old computer the backup disks are from is dead, it will not start.
I used the windows vista backup program that came with the machine when it was running.

I just want to know if my backedup files from the dead vista machine, not programs, can be somehow loaded onto my new vista7 machine.

,Thanks

Edited by edison4545, 22 July 2010 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:43 AM

The old computer the backup disks are from is dead, it will not start.


I was under the impression when you said "disks", you meant CD's or DVD's.
So you are saying all your backed up files are on the old hard drive?

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

The backed up files are on 2 DVD+R disks.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:06 AM

The backed up files are on 2 DVD+R disks.

Hi what do these disks contain that is what we want to know if it is music and pictures, photos then yes, otherwise please explain more what you are wanting to know
Now installed Microsoft Security Essencials on my Tower with Windows Home Premium 32bit and Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop with Windows Home Premium 64bit

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:15 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7...nd-restore.aspx


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...asked-questions

Edited by AustinTerry, 23 July 2010 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

Thanks to both of you for the help.
I went to the last links and its all taken care of.
,Thanks again.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

Your Welcome!

glad I could help even a little bit.

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