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I have a 3-year-old HP computer with Windows Vista and have been faithfully backing up onto DVDs. My computer finally crashed, and after re-installing Vista's operating system I tried to restore all the other stuff. It wasn't easy to figure out what to use to restore my backed up data, and I finally tried the "restore" option from the system's backup facility. It told me there are no saved files to restore. There's a "restore" icon on the backup DVD, but it only seems to apply to photos, and I only get a reply from Windows Photo Gallery that there is nothing in this format.
The latest backup DVD has three folders of compressed data. The latest folder one contains only my photos.
It looks like I haven't been backing up what I thought I was. Any suggestions on how I can restore what I've got? Going forward, how should I be backing up? I'm familiar with the online backup services but would rather do it myself.
I advice you follow the link below to see the information it contain, it is detailed with steps on how to restore back up on vista.
Type the above link on your web browser and follow the steps therein to restore your backup.
Options when it comes to backing up computer files is with the use of an external hard drive. An external hard drive is basically what it's name states an "external " hard drive ... A standalone storage device that plugs into your computer from the outside. You can find an external hard drive at Frys electronics stores, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc . The price of these hard drives depends on how much memory you need. An external hard drive with a good amount of memory on it will cost anywhere from $50 - $100.
Another fast and convenient way to back up your files is with the use of a blank CD. Simply insert the CD into your computer, press "start", open "my computer", click on "CD-RW", once you have opened the CD file you can drag any files you want onto the CD. Most rewritable CD's will have a storage space of around 700 MB. If you have a lot of files you need backed up.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
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