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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.

How to Restore Files from a Backup

Losing vital data from the personal computers due to hacks or virus attacks is one common fear that torments every computer user. Saving all your data, during such attacks is the main criterion that every computer user looks up to. As a result, it gets extremely essential to take the back up of all your files, programs and system settings. Well, all you really need to do is simply create the system image (the exact copy of your desired drive) which mainly contains the copies of Windows, files, programs and system settings. This system image is then after stored separately in a distinctive location, away from your original files, programs and system settings. Well, in order to restore all your lost content, you can simply use this system image which contains the back up of all your essential data.

In case your system uses the Windows Backup system for taking the back up of all your vital files, you can also create a system image every time your back up is taken. These back up files can be then saved in a CD, DVD, USB flash drive or in a hard drive. However by default, the system image, takes the back up of only the drive within which the Windows system is installed. Well, you can also take the back up of the other drives manually, in order to save all your data. Follow the steps below in order to take the back up of all the other drives in your computer.

Taking the back up of all your essential settings, files and programs

Click on the Start button and then open the Control Panel.  Now click on the System and Maintenance option which includes the Backup and Restore option within. Open the Backup and Restore option.
Click on the Create a System Image option provided in the left pane. Now follow the steps as provided within the wizard. If you are asked for a confirmation or administrator password, simply offer back the needed details.Saving the different versions of all the System Images.

Every time you take a system image for the desired drives, you will be saving them in a different version. Well, you can save these system images in your external hard drives, internal drives, CDs, DVDs, etc. Also, in case if your drive runs short of enough space for storing the new system image, then it automatically deletes the older system images.

You can also store your system images in your network location. However, you can only store the latest system image of your computer in your network location. Usually, these system images are stored in the given format: drive\WindowsImageBackup\computer name\. Well, every time you take the system image for your computer, it will over write the previous version. But if you want to save the existing image and also create a new system image, you simply need to do copy the previous one into a different location using the following steps.

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