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Solved: Trying to Extract FOLDER & CONTENTS from backup.bkf

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by braddm, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. braddm

    braddm Thread Starter

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    I am trying to extract a folder and it's contents from a Windows backup I performed several months ago. For example, I created a specific folder that for some reason no longer exists in My Documents. I have tried applications that allow me to "Undelete" what may have been sent to the Recycle Bin but these did not help. I am confident this folder and it's files are on the backup.bkf.

    I have also tried shareware backup applications, but they all seem to RESTORE corrupt files?

    Is there any application that would allow me to see what folders are on the backup.bkf?

    In running the Windows Backup Wizard, all I can see is a file called System State, but no option to expand the backup to see what files and folders exist.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. JohnWill

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    I believe you can restore to a different path from a backup, I never use it. At the bottom of the restore screen, pick a different path, using the Alternate location option, and then you can sort through the entire backup. Obviously, the destination folder needs to have enough space to restore the entire backup. :) I just tried this on a test, and it works fine.
     

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  3. braddm

    braddm Thread Starter

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    Thanks John!

    This worked but unfortunately, the backup I created months ago did NOT contain my Documents...only system settings (my bad!).

    Thanks again!
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, at least now you know how to do it. :)

    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.© :)
     
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