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Windows 7: How to restore from backup

19 Apr 2012   #1
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 
How to restore from backup

Had a HDD failure - disk replaced and a clean install of W7 32bit carried out.

I had been using backup tool to create incremental backups ..


I have the nice 'backup folder' Backup set date xxx
on an external HDD ... and in it a number of files


How do I reinstall my files from this backup ?

I looked under backup and it only seems to give option to restore form a restore point ... which is not what I wan to do.


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19 Apr 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sargan,

The tutorial below can help show you how to restore files from your backup.
Restore Backup User and System Files
If for some reason, Windows is unable to restore the backup, then you could use the tutorial below to manually extract and restore files from the backup.
Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Apr 2012   #3
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

OK .. did retsore .. my account is there ... so good start.
Other uses accounts not appearing (i.e. no name/icon on login screen)
If I look in C:\users there is a folder matching each user.

How do I recover thier profiles/accounts ?
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19 Apr 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A clean reinstall will wipe everything out. The backups created in "Windows Backup" are only backups of files that you have selected to be backed up. It will not restore use accounts. They will have to be recreated again.
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19 Apr 2012   #5
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

is there a simple way or recreating user account and ponting to the files that it restored ?

That way they get their filed emails etc.
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19 Apr 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not after a clean install without a image backup.

This may help though.
  • First, you'll need to move the folders that you restored from the backup to your desktop for now.
  • Next, create new user accounts for those users, and log on to them so that thier C:\Users\(user-name) folder will be created.
  • Afterwards, log off of them, and log back on to your administrator account.
  • Now, copy what you want (ex: pics, music, documents, etc...) from within the restored backup folders on your desktop into the new user accounts' C:\Users\(user-name) folders.
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20 Apr 2012   #7
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

Thnx ... plan B it is then
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20 Apr 2012   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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