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Windows 7: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

11 Aug 2012   #60
Microsoft MVP


You need to boot into the Win7 installation DVD or System Repair Disc - Create
to see those screens and choose Repair.

If you need an installer for your licensed version it's available in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 along with other options for rescuiing your files.

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12 Aug 2012   #61

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thank You, Greg. I see now.
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21 Sep 2012   #62

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I get an error when I try to paste anything. Any ideas?
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21 Sep 2012   #63
Microsoft MVP


Are you trying to paste to external HD from the DVD/REpair CD Recovery console? What is the exact error?

You can also try Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
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14 Oct 2014   #64

Windows 7 Pro 32

This can be used to copy to a USB stick too right? Connected to a USB 2 port to assure there are drivers for it.

If that's correct, maybe update the Tutorial to include that information? Maybe also how to do the copy/paste. Don't think all users are familiar with the right-click context menu.
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21 Oct 2014   #65

windows 7
recovery of windows mail emails

Thank you very much for this detailed tutorial. My computer crashed and I was really worried that I lost all my data till I came across this forum and I have now recovered almost all my data that I thought was lost for ever! You are a life saver!!!:)

I have only one question though. I am however not able to find the folders with my emails. I had emails stored there over the last 4 years and some of them are fairly important ones. Would you be able to tell me how to find the folder with the windows mail (or is it windows live mail?) that I had used in windows 7 instead of the outlook express that I had used in my previous computer.

I know that this thread is a few years old and I am not sure you would see this, but if you do, any advice would be most welcome.
Thank you !!
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21 Oct 2014   #66
Microsoft MVP


Where Does Windows Live Mail Store My Mail? | PCWorld

You might want to look over the other preparatory steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which remember everything that must be saved before the reinstall, based on tens of thousands of installs we've helped with (including the one eager beaver who forgot the company's Quickbooks data in Public Documents!)

Then sticking with those steps closely will assure you get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.
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21 Oct 2014   #67

windows 7

Thanks gregrocker. but I think you misunderstood my question. The copy and paste to recover my data has worked, but I am unable to find the folder with the emails in. After that I will do a full re-install.
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21 Oct 2014   #68
Microsoft MVP


I just gave you a link showing you exactly where the Windows Mail folder is stored. That's why the link is titled Where Does Windows Live Mail Store My Mail?

Can you not browse there to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console?
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13 Apr 2015   #69

64bit windows 7

My computer crashed, checked hard disk is bad. Replaced a new harddisk, but system recovery options don't show C drive at all. What should I do from steps 6 onwards? what files to be copied from where to where?
fyi - i have to use windows recovery cd to boot my computer. I have windows 7 installation files ( not windows installation dvd or image ) in a dvd. I believe that if I am able to see the c drive then i can copy the windows installation files and install windows 7. But how to make the C drive is shown / available? Please help. Thanks,
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