It took four DVD's to make the original System Restoration Disks. When I started to restore the system with Disk #1; before it began, it asked if I wanted to back up the system. This also took four more DVD's. (thus 4 system restore disks and 4 backup the system files disks). My question was "how to get the back up files" off of the disk into the system hard drive. When I inserted the back up disk in the DVD player, nothing happened. I opened the files and found a file named "Recovery Mgr. (application)". When I clicked on this file, the restore started happening, subsequently asking for disks 2,3,4. At the present time, I am trying to find some of the data files that should have been on these 4 DVD's. They are probably there, I just have not found them yet. It takes a lot of patience for the old man; but, I am pretty bull-headed too (some call it perserverence).