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Windows 7: can't see files and folders on backup disk..

08 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
can't see files and folders on backup disk..


I'm helping my sister w/her backup...

I just did the first backup yesterday (using Backup & Restore), but when I viewed the external device on which I had just done the backup, I found I could not see her data files & folders so I could copy some of them selectively manually... (files where .xml's, .vhd's, etc... but I could not see individual files or folders...) is the only way to just hit "restore" to restore everything?

what if she wants to copy just one letter she wrote last week that she removed by mistake for example?

I'm on a mac myself, and on the mac backup system (called Time Machine) you can restore, but you can also view all files and folders manually, just as if you were on the computer, and copy files and folders manually and paste them back on the computer... this is not possible with the Win7 BackUp & Restore system?

thank you......

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08 Apr 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Maya, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check the tutorials below to see if they may help to restore a file from the backup. Please feel free to post back with any questions you may have. :)

Restore Backup User and System Files

Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
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