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how to reactivate programs saved in backup file


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#1 peter555

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

I have an old computer with P4 and XP pro protected with Trend Micro.  the Trend Micro turned it self off and said it coud not run and needed to shut down.  I took the PC to the shop that built it for me and much to my dissapointment they saved all the files to a subdirectory and reformatted the hard drive.  then reintalled the windows xp pro and office 07 pro  and the trend micro.  the rest of the programs are in an old data folder.  I can see the directory where the navigation program is at and I tried to run it from there but it won't.  then I copied the directory to the current program files with the same results.  I have the original installation disk but I am afraid I will lose all the updates.  Is there a way to reactivate the program?  I also intend to buy a new PC and transfer the nav programs to the new pc.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

Is it a sub-directory or did they create another partition for it? 

 

If reformatted the hdd it would have effectively wiped out all of the files that were there, unless it had another partition which wasn't reformatted.

 

You can find this out by looking in Disk Management, it will show any partitions that you have.  Right click on My Computer> Manage> Disk Management.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

there are no partitions.  all the old files are in a subdirectory named OLDDATA2.  In there is the file with all the files for the program. so how do I restore that program.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Try taking ownership of the file.

 

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP


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