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Restoring backup files

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#1 FairouzFarag


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:10 PM



I have made a CD that has my laptop backup files in 2009, the operating system I was using then was windows XP.

Later on, I lost the CD and I changed my laptop and the operating system and now I'm working on window 7.

The thing is I found the CD and now need to restore the files badly.


I wonder how I can do this my current operating system (I have never restored backup files before)


Thank you

Edited by hamluis, 09 May 2014 - 09:02 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to XP - Hamluis.

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#2 dicke



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:15 PM


What program did you use to make the backup files and how were they copied onto the DC? Do you have the same backup program available to you now?

What is the extension on the backup files?


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#3 FairouzFarag

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:35 PM

I am not really sure what program I used.. this was very long time ago.

Attached is the screenshots of how they appear.

Maybe the abbreviation of N360 stands for Norton 360? in this case I don't have it anymore. 

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:58 PM

N360 is Norton. If you still have a copy of Norton 360........This may help.



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#5 hamluis



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:00 AM

Since this was/is a laptop...backup files will reflect drivers/settings, etc. for that particular system.


I don't believe restoring to a different laptop or system will work.  Backups are not intended to be clean install disks.


As for accessing data files on the backup...you should be able to do that via the program which created the backup.



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