Restore Backup Files


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thecat131

Hi there
I have posted this question to the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition board
and the microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support board as suggested by
other users.

Some time ago I set up the Backup feature on Windows XP Pro so that my
laptop data got backed up daily to an external hard drive.

The laptop was recently stolen but thankfully, the external hard drive was
left behind and I have a Mac desktop computer with Bootcamp.

When I restore the backup.bkf file, the directories are all there, but there
is no data - not a Word, Excel, PDF or any other type of file to be found
yet the backup.bkf file is 119901kb in size.

Any suggestions and/or help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Cheers
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

thecat131 said:
Hi there
I have posted this question to the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
board
and the microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support board as suggested by
other users.

Some time ago I set up the Backup feature on Windows XP Pro so that my
laptop data got backed up daily to an external hard drive.

The laptop was recently stolen but thankfully, the external hard drive was
left behind and I have a Mac desktop computer with Bootcamp.

When I restore the backup.bkf file, the directories are all there, but
there
is no data - not a Word, Excel, PDF or any other type of file to be found
yet the backup.bkf file is 119901kb in size.

Any suggestions and/or help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Cheers

This is probably because these files were never backed up in the first
place. I have seen situations where a business "backed up" its files
religiously for more than a year, without ever performing a test restore.
When there was a need for a real restoration it turned out that the backup
procedure had been configured incorrectly.
 

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