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TIH

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Hello

I do not have sytem restore or any type of back up on my pc.

Could you please give me a software program I could use to back up my Win Me. I have tried scanreg/restore and none of them are what I need. I need to back up to January 1, 2005.

Thank you

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If no restore points are available, I am afraid you wont be able to do so. Is there a reason or this action? Anything that can be fixable?
 

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Some terms are confusing, and "backup" seems to be one of them. I don't understand why you don't have System Restore if you have Windows ME. System Restore is standard in Win me, and is back-up in the sense that reverse gear will "back up" an automobile. That is, it will take your computer back to an earlier state, but only if you have made some restore points to go back to. If you are saying that you do not have a restore point for some past date, there is no way I know of to create one. It would be like trying to take a picture of something that happened last week.

On the other hand, making copies of programs and files is often called backing them up. Floppy disks, CDs, etc. can therefore be said to be backups for your files and data. You can backup your data by writing it out onto such media.

There are also programs that will automatically make copies of programs for you. There are a lot of them, and Google can find more than you probably want. Here is one place to begin:
http://free-backup-software.net/backup-software.htm
 
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If system restore isn't showing where it normally should (start, programmes, accessories, system tools), do the following.

Go to your system tools folder (C:\windows\start menu\programs\accessories\system tools.
Right click inside the folder, click new>shortcut. In the shortcut wizard box, type C:\windows\system\restore\rstrui.exe
Click next and name it system restore. Click finish.
This will add it to system tools in your start menu.
 

TIH

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Thank you for your replies.

I do have system restore although I turned it off for reasons I was using gateway Go back. What happed was that I created a new user profile and thought I had saved my prior files correctly in the new profile, but apparrently I did not. Or if there is a way to bring back my prior user profile with all my folders that would be great. What I need is some writings I did in Word. I tried restoring the word docs with a few programs, but nothing has worked thus far. Also when I had deleted my prior user name Go back did not function properly so I had to re-install it. I need to go back 3 weeks from presently. I know there is a way it's just finding it.

Appreciate it!
 

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Try Start > Settings > Control Panel and click on the 'USERS' icon. See if there is anything still there from your old profile. I don't use go Back, so I can't help much there. ---911
 

TIH

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I checked, there is no existance of my old profile. I am going to perform to tweak the registry back. If anyone has any suggestions or any freeware programs that can help me with this please feel free to post it on here.

Thank you
TIH
 
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If you are trying to recover a deleted Word, or any other data file, try downloading the free Restoration program (preferably onto a floppy, to avoid overwriting) ; when you open it select your drive, top right, and underneath either type in a file name or .DOC (not *.DOC) or any other extension and see what it can find.

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TIH

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Hi Johnni

I ran the program and eleven word docs came up and two of them were docs I deleted today. Not one of my docs came up. But appreciate the input though. Any other ideas or programs? Thanks TIH
 
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