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Can't import backed-up files

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#1 GottaGoFastMan


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

Hello, this is my first post on this site. I signed up for help on backed-up files.


I have been thinking about reformatting my Dell laptop, so before I did, I backed up all of my files onto my 2 GB WD My Book hard drive using the Windows Image Backup feature. It took me about three or four tries before backing up it successfully, because I would get random errors for some reason.


I finished the backup afterwards, not bothering to look inside of the external hard drive because I was tired. I finished reformatting the laptop, and was going to drag all of my needed files into the now-fresh computer. I go into the external hard drive and see this:



All of the files in here are .xml, .vhd, and just ".file" files. Is it possible that I can convert these files to regular documents?


I'll appreciate any help. Thanks.

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#2 SleepyDude


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:27 PM

Hi  :welcome: To BC.


You can mount the VHD image file and access the files inside by following this Tutorial starting from the Mount VHD part.

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