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Windows 7: Little hic-up during file restore

11 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 Home Premium(SP1) X64
Little hic-up during file restore

Greetings people. My OS(win7 ultimateX32) HD seemingly failed. So I bought a new HD and reinstalled Win 7. At this point, I was thinking that I had lost all of my files. However, when I hit "restore", I was presented with about 12 restore points which are on a second HD. Naturally, I chose the latest one, which was still quite recent, so I did the restore. When it was complete, I looked for my files and they were not there. I remembered seeing something about "USER", so I went there and sure enough, there were all the restored files under a different user called admin. Now, my latest install was given a different user name, "Ken".
My question is---can I easily get all of my freshly restored files(favs., contacts, and pics) back into their proper places under my "Ken" user of my fresh Win7 install?? Or do I have to manually move them.

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11 Jan 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Hawker, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to copy and paste the files you wanted from admin to the Ken using two Windows Explorer windows opened side by side to help make it easier. :)

Hope this helps,
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11 Jan 2012   #3
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System restore only restores system files - no user files. But you can recover user files from restore points with Shadow Explorer
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11 Jan 2012   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

You will need to create the user before you copy the files across.

What I mean is that you cant create a user by just copying the user directory.
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12 Jan 2012   #5

windows 7 Home Premium(SP1) X64

Thanks guys. I got most all of my system files back into their proper places of my fresh Win7 install. So, are favorites-contacts-downloads-documents considered system or user files? Anyway, I was able to get what I needed thru RESTORE.
Guess I should look into cloud???????????????????????????
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12 Jan 2012   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news Hawker. :)

Favorites-contacts-downloads-documents would be considered user files.

Nar, save your money and just backup to a separate external or internal HDD.
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