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restore all files after restore Windows vista RRS feed

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  • I had to run windows restore to fix a problem and reloaded my backup files - there were thousands of files that did not restore - and this is not a HUB PC - how do I get all the files backed up to restore? AND this PC will not currently allow a backup (which it now needs) because it says a backup plan is already in effetc??? - need help please

    my email is bruno515@cox.net    thanks 
    Monday, April 13, 2009 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Did you reinstall Windows or did you perform a System Restore from within Windows? If it was the latter, your files should all still be intact as System Restore in Windows only rolls back programs and drivers, not data. If you reinstalled Windows, and have now reinstalled OneCare, the backup plan that was there before, probably configured from a Hub PC in your Circle, is still in effect.
    You say that thousands of files were not restored. If you followed the restore instructions per the steps below and you are having problems, please contact support.
     

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    For the backup plan currently in effect, go to your Hub PC and configure it from there for your reinstalled PC - uncheck the option that the backup plan can only be changed by the hub to allow you to make changes at the PC itself.
    -steve


    Note that a reinstall of Windows means that you are restoring from another PC -

     

    Restore files from a backup

    If your computer goes through a hardware failure or if some of your files are deleted from your computer and you've backed up your files, you can restore the files to your computer from a previous backup. If you're using a hub PC, you can restore backup files from any computer in your OneCare circle. You can choose which files to restore and which backup to restore the files from.

     

    To restore all files from a backup:

    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Express Restore.
    5. Click Restore files.
    6. Click Finish.

     

    To select specific files to restore or to select a specific backup to restore from:

    1. Open OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Custom Restore.
    5. To restore files from the most recent backup of your computer, click Restore files from the current backup on this computer.
      –or–
      Restore files that were backed up from another computer.
      1. Click Restore files from backup of another machine.
      2. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

    –or–

    Restore files from an earlier backup.

    1. Click Restore files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer.
    2. Click the location of the backup device, and then click Next.
    3. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.
    1. To restore all files that are no longer on your computer, click Restore all missing files.

    –or–
    Restore specific types of files.

    1. Click Restore files by file type.
    2. Next to the types of files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then Restoclick Next.
    3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
    4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

    –or–

    Select the files that you want to restore.

    1. Click Search for files to restore.
    2. In the search box, type all or part of the name of the file that you want to restore, and then click Next.
    3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
    4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.
    1. Click Restore files.
    2. Click Finish.

    Note

    If OneCare detects that there are no appropriate files to restore, you won't receive the Restore files option.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:23 PM
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