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Windows 7: Problem when restoring files from windows backup!

30 Oct 2014   #1
jrjwdavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Problem when restoring files from windows backup!

Hey Guys,

I have recently replaced my broken hardrive in my pc and would like to restore my files from my back up on my external hardrive.

Sadly a lot of my files are not being restored due to the issue displayed in the image. Please help I a missing lots of important pictures etc.






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01 Nov 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

You can try to manually extract the files by following instructions on this tutorial : Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
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02 Nov 2014   #3
jrjwdavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

thank you.

but surely there is an easier way/explanation? why cant I just restore? I don't understand the error?
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02 Nov 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

From the screenshot I noticed the user folder(JRJWDA~1) seems to be shown with 8.3/SFN format. Or perhaps that was because it had to restore to a different folder, as mentioned in the top of the screenshot.

I don't know, but maybe it's related to this: Windows 7 File Recovery Error 0x80070131 - restore fails on filenames - Microsoft Community

I don't enough about this to recommend it, but maybe someone else does? How to disable 8.3 file name creation on NTFS partitions
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03 Nov 2014   #5
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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but surely there is an easier way/explanation? why cant I just restore? I don't understand the error?
May be the restore operation is trying to restore your files to the previous user profile. Since you re-installed OS, your old profile no longer exists so path references in the backup might became invalid.
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17 Nov 2014   #6
jrjwdavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Hi great, so how can I retrieve my files back ??
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18 Nov 2014   #7
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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so how can I retrieve my files back ??
So you don't even give a try to Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7 yet ?.
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18 Nov 2014   #8
jrjwdavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I want to get the files in their original folders otherwise I will likely have 60,000 files to search through?
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