how to get back info after hard drive crash? RRS feed

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  • i had a hard drive crash but every thing was backed up with synchtoy to my external hd.  i now have a new hd and windows 7.  to get back the files on my main computer should i just but LEFT FOLDER F:  and the RIGHT FOLDER E: ?  will this then send all the files back to my main computer or will this just delete what is on the external and try to write what is sees on the new windows hd?  sorry about the question but the wife will freak if i delete all the pics on that were on the external

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:21 AM

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  • Before you do anything with SyncToy, I would manually copy (using Windows Explorer) the external hard drive to someplace else (a large internal drive, another external drive, etc.).

    THEN you can setup a SyncToy with the source drive on the left, the new hard drive on the right, and use the "Action" named "Contribute". DO NOT use "Synchronize" as you could wipe both drives (as other posts on this board have shown).

    Good luck!

    Friday, May 20, 2011 8:23 PM