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Windows 7: How to use Recovered System Restore File

12 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
How to use Recovered System Restore File

I had a problem with my computer and I am in the process of recovering my lost files...

While using Recuva I was able to recover a 2gb file from the System Volume Directory. I copied the file into my current System Volume Directory, however I believe because the file type is "file" rather than "system file" like the other saved restore points, system restore does not recognize it. How can I convert this into a system file?

Also is it possible to recover shadow copies and then use with shadow explorer to recover my files? where are shadow copies stored?

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12 Jun 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Yes you can recover files with Shadow Explorer. The shadows are stored in the shadowstorage but you need not worry about that - Shadow Explorer will find them. Here is a tutorial on how to use Shadow Explorer:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
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12 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 64bit

I have already tried shadow explorer but cant find a copy far back enough in time, so I am trying to use a file recovery programme to recover the system restore file or shadow copy file in order to use to recover my files...
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