Lost Programs after Factory Reset/Restore Dell Inspiron/Windows 7

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Hi

After a successful factory reset and restore via Windows Backup/Restore, I'm missing a couple important programs (Adobe Acrobat; Paperport). Everything else seems to have restored properly. Is there still a chance these two are lurking on my backup Seagate external drive and, if so, how can I root them out (a simple search yields nothing)

Any ideas out there????
 

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I would not think so as Windows backup on 7 does not back up programs - only the system image does that.

Windows 7 backup
Windows Backup won't back up the following items:

  • Program files (files that define themselves as part of a program in the registry when the program is installed).
  • Files stored on hard disks that are formatted using the FAT file system.
  • Files that are in the Recycle Bin.
  • Temporary files on drives smaller than 1 GB




Adobe of course if it was the free version is not a problem as you can simply download it


Paperport if it was this
http://shop.nuance.co.uk/store/nuan...Currency.GBP?gclid=CMb2p8DWjsICFesBwwodG7AALg


is problem and the only possible solution I see if you still have any details of the purchase is to contact Nuance and see what they may offer you
 
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