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Dont know how to restore from external hard drive

I have a simple tech 160 drive and windows vista. i use the back up and restore feature that comes with windows vista to back up my files. when i tried to bring the files up on my computer or restore the files to my computer from the external hard drive, they are all zipped and i cant get into them or get them to restore to my computer. i dont have the user manual

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You will have to re-install the software you used to Back-up the files, to restore them

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