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How do i extract the data on the simpletech?

My neighbor lost his os.vista,reloaded the os and now want to extract the files he backed up on the simpletech and cant unzip them????

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Either download a new copy of Winzip, or grab 7zip (which is freeware).

Google "7zip download" and grab the freeware compression/decompression utility from SourceForge.

It does everything Winzip/RAR etc do, but costs nothing.
It's a great little piece of software.

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