How to recover back-up files using Windows Live OneCare? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a serious problem. I dropped my laptop during the fight with my mom and I dropped it when it was turned on. I've asked some people and they told me, the laptop is dead. I have really important files in that broken computer. I've been backed-up files using Windows OneCare to a separate hard drive, and now I have no idea how to recover the backed-up files back to my new same brand laptop.

    I couldn't see where is the recover option in the Windows Live OneCare program, I am really confuse right now. 

    Help me, Please!!!!
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 2:56 AM


  • On the new computer open One Care and configure backup using the external drive with the old One Care backups on it as the backup destination. Perform a new backup. Now you will be able to restore files. Select restore files, select restore files from another computer, select the backups from your old laptop.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:42 AM