Recovering backups after Onecare expires RRS feed

  • Question

  • After my One Care Subcription expires, what do I need to do, or can do about the backups One Care created on my second hard drive?
    Windows XP SP2
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:59 PM


  • I had been hoping that a utility would be made available for restoring from OneCare backups, but nothing has been announced, so that might not happen.
    You can open OneCare backups with an archive program such as WinZip and manually extract files from the backup .zip files. If a backup split any larger files, you'd need to manually rejoin the split files after extraction.
    This utility is free: 



    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:52 PM