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restoring files from a backup folder

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#1 supac


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:36 PM

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!

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#2 MarkGS


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:51 PM

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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