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How to retrieve backup to a reformatted hard drive

I had to reinstall my operating system and wipe out all my information. How do I retrieve my backup from my Maxtor OneTouch II?

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I'm also having trouble restoring needed data from my Maxtor One-Touch II after reformatting my hard drive. I've installed the software several times but thus far have produced only an "Updating Status" message from the unit. That message was displayed yesterday for over six hours. Nothing seems to work. Help!

  • csrice Aug 11, 2008

    I recently had to reinstall windows xp operating system in my gateway computer. I thought I had backed up my files, but I had only backup the folders, not the contents. One folder that I lost is very important, it has seven years of family research on it. Please help, tell me how to retrieve this information.

    Thank you

    csrice@mrtc.com

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The Maxtor will have come with backup software. You need to install this software on your PC and search out the restore mode.

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