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#1 geologist

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:44 AM

Right-click - Extract each folder.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

What software did you use to create these backup files?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:11 AM

What software did you use to create these backup files?

Dont really know because I just used backup and restore in the control panel!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:24 AM

Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

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The snippet above has now been recovered from the hard drive, but when I open number 23 randomly, the window among other things offered me Explore, Open and Extract all. If I do extract all, where do they go and is there any chance of my losing the data through my inexperience?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:54 AM

What is meant by extract is to unzip (open) the files.

You can move multiple files at a time by holding down the Ctrl key and then clicking on the files you want to move. Then just copy and then paste them to the location you want.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the 'extract' definition. Will give it a try. :wink:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

What software did you use to create these backup files?

Hi. Because I have difficulty in remembering things, I have, according to my wife, raised this thread on more than one site. I have now managed to access the data I want but am intrigued by your question. I simply clicked on start>control panel>backup and restore- all in vista. Where does the software come in?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

Well I am glad you have recovered your data..... the reason I had asked that, is usually if you use a certain program to create a backup, you can use the same program to retrieve items from said backup....

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the input.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

You are quite Welcome!

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