How do I use the backup (.bkf) file on my external hard drive to get my files back on my pc? The pc had to be wiped clean and windows xp re-installed. microsoft website says to use the restore function, but the info is not on the d drive, it is on an external storage drive.
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The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this. Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter (like this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196455&cm_re=usb_connector_hard_drive-_-12-196-455-_-Product) to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.
1st possible solution: Check your hard drive(s) and partitions for errors. You can do this by going to My Computer > right click on a drive > Properties > 'Tools' tab > Check Disk or Check Now 2nd possible solution: You may have backed up your files from an NTFS system and are trying to restore to a FAT32 system. If so, convert your computer to NTFS by right clicking on 'My Computer' > Manage > Storage > Disk Management> Right click on your primary drive > and select convert to NTFS.
Try using a restore software like Recuva (free). Run a thorough / deep scan save to another hard drive. This is not the solution you were looking for, but I doubt you will able to retrieve by any other manner if you wiped the system. gl
Hi,Use the backup and restore feature in vista and copy all the files to an external drive or DVD.Attach that drive or insert the DVD to the windows 7 computer.use the restore feature to restore the files. Thanks
depending on what drive it is. Let's say it's a western digital, They all have software on there websites to copy a drive to a new drive. in westerd digitals case it would be www.wd.com and in the support downloads section you would find the software.
You would have to hook up both drives and tell it which you drive you want to copy from (old drive) and to (new drive)
You don't install backup files; they're just files.
What you want to do is back up files to a portable hard drive. Then you want to find the backup files on your D drive and delete them.
The biggest commonly available flash drive is 8gb. That's enough to back up your word processing documents and such, but not enough to back up your entire computer. It's may not even be enough room to back up just your music files.
A 1tb external hard drive runs less than $150 now, mail order, delivered.