How to Backup and Restore your Programs, System Settings and Files

For every computer user, taking the back up of their computer data and also restoring it again are two equally essential procedures. Just as you have the varied option to take the back up all your data, there are methods that help you to restore the backed up data for all your files. Moreover, you also have the option to restore the data that was accidentally lost or damaged.

You are also free enough to restore the specific files or certain group of files from your complete backup. In order to restore such files, follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Click the Start button and then enter into the Control Panel. Now click on System and Maintenance option. Click into the Backup and Restore option.

 

2. Once within the Backup and Restore section, select any one of the following option:

  • In order to restore all your files, simply click onto the Restore my files option.
  • In order to restore the files of all users, click on the Restore all users’ files. In case you are asked to verify the administrator password or other confirmations, simply enter the particular details.

3. Select one of the given options:

  • If you wish to browse the various content of your backup, simply click onto Browse for files option or the Browse for folders option. However, while browsing through the backup folders, you will not be able to see their individual files. If you wish to view the specific files, select the Browse for files alternative.
  • In order to search particular content in your backup, simply click on Search and then type a part of the file or the file name and enter the Search button.

Additional Tips

  • Improve your search results, especially when you are searching for restore files or even folders for a particular user account, by adding its location of the specific file or folder within the search.
  • Wild characters like *.jpg can also help you to search all the JPG files which were stored in the back up.

 

 

Restoring backup data created from an another computer

Follow the procedure mentioned below, in case you want to restore files from the back up taken from another computer which also runs on Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

1. Click the Start button and then enter into the Control Panel. Now click on System and Maintenance option. Click into the Backup and Restore option.

2. Here, Click the Select another Backup to restore files from option. Now follow the particular steps mentioned in the wizard. In case you are asked to verify the administrator password or other confirmations, simply enter the particular details.

Restore files from the backup created from another computer

Restoring particular files from the complete backup created from another computer is also possible. Well, these files will be stored in a folder named by the username which was originally used for creating the backup

.1. Click the Start button and then click on Computer.

2. Now double click onto the icon for the particular drive in which the files are stored.

3. Hereby, double click onto the Users Folder.You will come across the folder named for every user account.

4. Again Double click onto the particular folder for the given username for which the backup was created.

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