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Windows 7: Restoring backed-up files

24 Jun 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Restoring backed-up files

While using Vista I backed up my HD using Windows Backup to a 250GB Seagate FreeAgent Go USB drive.

I then installed Windows 7 Professional using a clean install.

The backup files on the Seagate can be viewed as the F drive. However, when I use Windows Restore function no backup files are listed.

Any suggestions on how I get my files back?

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24 Jun 2010   #2

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24 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Thanks for the quick reply. Still can't get restore to see files.

The attached docs are screenshots of what I'm seeing:
  • #1 the backup files on the Seagate HD
  • #2 My Backup/Restore options from which I select "Select another backup to restore files from"
  • #3 The Select backup file window: Refresh does nothing, "Browse network" takes me to #4
  • #4 Selection options don't allow me to view the F: drive connected to my laptop

Attached Thumbnails
-screen-1-seagate-backup-files.jpg   -screen-2-backup-options.jpg   -screen-3-select-restore-files.jpg   -screen-4-network-browse-folders.jpg  
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