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Restore hard drive from external hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by becb, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. becb

    becb Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2008

    I have Windows XP. Last week my internal hard drive had a mechanical failure and had to be replaced. I have a Memorex (aka Imation?) external hard drive that I used to back up my files. The first back up I ever did was a full back up of all programs and files, and since then I have backed up incrementally.

    Once my new hard drive was installed and operating system etc restored, I plugged in my external hard drive and tried to restore my files. I started with the folder from my first back up and clicked 'Quick Restore'. I followed the instructions and it appeared to be restoring my files, but at the end of the process there was no visible difference. I tried restarting my computer but again, no change to the hard drive content.

    My external hard drive came with a brochure but it only talks about how to back up files, not how to restore them. What am I doing wrong?


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