Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: PC does not recognize that i have backed up files

05 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7
PC does not recognize that i have backed up files

I have hundreds of backed up files on my D drive, nearly 100gigs of them over the course of a year or so. (which is just a partition of my hd)

I have lost everything on my computer somehow, and when i attempt to restore these files , the computer states "There are no backups on this computer."

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

What did you use to back up your files?
Did you ever attempt to restore the files prior to this successfully?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #3

windows 7

Im not sure of the program used. It is my grandfathers computer, but taking in his intelligence level, i dont see him using anything other than the default windows 7 program.

SHORTY-PC>Backup Set -DATE->Backedup Files -DATE- XXXXX

The X's represent sequential numbers starting from 18051 and jumping around randomly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7

It also created a CATALOG folder that contains an a file labeled "GlobalCatalog" that opens up Winows 7 Restore Files program, but then the program reports there are no files to backup.

Yet there seems to be hundreds of zip'd up files in the single BackupSet folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 PC does not recognize that i have backed up files

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I have a question about backed up files?
I just wanted to know what happens when I back up a file from my mom's Windows XP Professional Desktop Computer to my Windows 7 Home Laptop? Will all the files automatically update with my system or do I have to manually update them myself? Please help. I'm still learning about how the two...
Backup and Restore
Looking at files backed up to a USB
Heres my situation. My laptops stuck in a startup repair loop. Start up repair is unable to fix the problem and sends me to recovery manager. However, before I move on to getting my computer back under control (wich will be on another thread on another day) I need help with something else. ...
Backup and Restore
Cannot delete backed up files
I have a backup on my external drive. One of the backup directories was Windows. I cannot delete some of the windows folders as I get an error saying that I have to be an administrator. I am the administrator, and after I click a button confirming that, I still am not allowed to erase the folder....
Backup and Restore
Backed up photos to DVD-they're .wim files- what are these!?
I had to completely restore my laptop due to a virus. I have an HP and was able to back up my photos through HP recovery mode. However my three backup discs have tons of .wim files and I cannot open these. How do I convert them back to files that I can actually open and view? I am a newbie to...
Music, Pictures & Video
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...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+