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Restoring files to my C: drive

We recently installed windows and want to restore the files from the back up drive to the C drive. How do I do that?

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  1. Open restoring files to my C: drive - shortcutcold.gifBackup.
  2. The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.
  3. Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.
  4. Click the Restore and Manage Media tab, in Click to select the check box for any drive, folder, or file that you want to restore, select the files and folders you want to restore by clicking the check box to the left of a file or folder.
    1. In Restore files to, do one of the following:
    2. Click Original location if you want the backed up files and folders to be restored to the folder or folders they were in when they were backed up. Skip to step 6.
    • Click Alternate location if you want the backed up files and folders to be restored to a folder that you designate. This option will preserve the folder structure of the backed up data; all folders and subfolders will appear in the alternate folder you designate.
    • Click Single folder if you want the backed up files and folders to be restored to a folder that you designate. This option will not preserve the folder structure of the backed up data; the files will appear only in the folder that you designate.
    1. If you selected Alternate location or Single folder, type a path for the folder under Alternate location, or click the Browse button to find the folder.
    1. On the Tools menu, click Options, click the Restore tab, and then do one of the following:
    2. Click Do not replace the file on my computer if you do not want the restore operation to copy over files that are already on your hard disk.
    • Click Replace the file on disk only if the file on disk is older if you want the restore operation to replace older files on your disk with newer files from your backup.
    • Click Always replace the file on my computer if you want the restore operation to replace files on your disk regardless of whether the backup files are newer or older.
    1. Click OK to accept the restore options you have set.
    2. Click Start Restore.

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