Quote: Originally Posted by rraod
At the command prompt use the commands
to change to C drive if not in C drive
to go to c:\
Now use the command
where username will be your login/profile name.
You will be switched to My documents folder. From here you can copy the files to the target folder.
This is correct if you want to browse to the folder just press enter after each command highlighted in bold, but you don't need to.
Use "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents". This will link to the My Documents folder under your user folder (C:\Users\USERNAME\My Documents).
If your pictures are under "C:\Users\USERNAME\My Pictures" use "C:\Users\USERNAME\Pictures".
My Music use "C:\Users\USERNAME\Music"
For example to copy all files including subfolders use something like this,
xcopy /qs "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\*.*" "D:\Backup\My Documents\*.*"
And I quote Kado897 - "You should substitute C: with whatever drive the files are now on."
If your using the the Recovery Console you can also try Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
. You can do the same thing from the Open File dialog in Notepad if your using the Repair my computer from the F8 menu. Run notepad from the cmd line.