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Windows 7: Under falst assumption I had a backup


21 Jul 2013   #1

XP Pro SP3
 
 
Under falst assumption I had a backup

I've slept well thinking the back-up of my laptop, which I can view on my external hard drive, would work for me in a crisis. But I've lost a file and was going to attempt to recover it from my back up and Windows tells me there is no back up. I did both an Image back up and a regular back up. The backup folder is 210 GB and 13 files. Anyway to be able to view those? Using Windows 7 Home Prem on 64 bit Dell XPS Laptop with a 1.5 TB External WD drive.
Thanks
Tim

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21 Jul 2013   #2

 

I don't know why, but they could be hidden. So, open the Start Menu, type folder options, press Enter, and then select the setting called "Show hidden files, folders, and drives". Click OK and then refresh the folder.
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22 Jul 2013   #3

XP Pro SP3
 
 

Thanks, but no hidden files or folders. I can view the files in Explorer, but windows can't find them to restore.
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22 Jul 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You could try to mount the Image and see if you can restore the file using this tutorial:

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
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24 Jul 2013   #5

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timbuk2 View Post
I've slept well thinking the back-up of my laptop, which I can view on my external hard drive, would work for me in a crisis. But I've lost a file and was going to attempt to recover it from my back up and Windows tells me there is no back up. I did both an Image back up and a regular back up. The backup folder is 210 GB and 13 files. Anyway to be able to view those? Using Windows 7 Home Prem on 64 bit Dell XPS Laptop with a 1.5 TB External WD drive.
Thanks
Tim
Hi Tim,

I understand it must be frustrating to loose a backup when you need it the most. Please let us know if you have used Windows Backup and Recovery to make a backup or Dell Datsafe Local Backup to create a image backup.

If you have used the dell software for the backup then check the link below for restoring system from a backup:

http://dell.to/10JuH9t

Hope it helps.
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