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How to restore from backup files in Windows Vista?

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How to restore from backup files in Windows Vista?

 


Produce a backup files and restore from the backup files
 
Restoring files can help you out of trouble which arises by mistakenly erased, file changing, or data damage.
For information on ways to restore files, please see the below troubleshooting steps..

To restore files, try any methods as follows:

■ How to restore an individual file
■ How to restore the backup file made by another PC
■ How to restore the all backup files
For more information on ways to backup files, see the following troubleshooting steps.


■How to restore an individual file
 
1.Select the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2.Next select the System and Maintenance item, then select Backup and Restore Center.

 


3.Click the Restore files button.


4.Select Files from the latest backup or Files from an older backup.
Click the * symbol to select Files from the latest backup.
 

Select Files from an older backup, then click the Next button to show the former detail backup information
Choose the related date and the backup file you want to restore, then click Next button

5.Click the, Create a new file button, and then the , Create  a new folder option button, or click the Search button to create a new file or folder.
6.Display the new file or folder, then OK, then click the Next button.
7.Choose Original Position or Next Position.
*Then click the * symbol to choose Original position.
The system will start to restore.


When your are choosing the Next Position, click the Reference button, which will point out the save point
Besides, when choosing Restore to original Subfolder, it will be saved at a pointed place and named as the name of Subfolder to produce a new folder, and the restored file will be saved.
When choosing Produce the Driver Characters’ Subfolder, it will produce a folder which is also saved the drive’s name, and the restored file will be saved.
8.Click the Finish button.

 

■How to restore the backup file made by another PC

This function has the ability to restore the backup file made by other PC
The specific method is as follows
*Because of different models, you may have different screens appear which do not resemble the below screen shots. .
The examples here demonstrate how to restore the files from the backup file for DVD-RW
1.Put the DVD-RW with the backup file into the DVD drive
Close Auto Play from the dialogue box
2.Click Restore Detail.
3.Click Restore Detail.
4.After displaying the User Account Control message, click the Continue button
5.If not displaying the User Account Control message, please take the following steps.
6.Choose backup file made by another PC, click the Next button
7.Select the backup point you want to restore from, then click Next button
*Here, choose Disc, CD or DVD (then inserted the CD, DVD or the linked Disc), choose DVD RW Driver.
8.Click the date and the backup file you want to restore and then  click the Next button
9.Choose Restore all the content in the backup file, then click the Next button
 

Choose the restore point you want to restore the backup files from, then click add a new file, add a new folder button, or click the search button to add a new file or folder you want to restore from.

10.Choose Original Position or Next Position, and then click the Restore button.
*Choose Original Position here
Start restoring

When your are choosing Next Position,  click the Reference button to point out the saving place

When choosing Restore to original Subfolder, it will be saved at a pointed place and named as the name of Subfolder to produce a new folder, and the restored file will be saved here.

When choosing Produce the Driver Characters’ Subfolder, it will produce a folder which will also save the drive’s name, as well as the restored file will be saved here.

11.Click the Finish button
 

 

■How to restore the all backup files
If your want to restore the all backup files, please follow the below steps:
*Because of different models, you may have different screens appear which do not resemble the below screen shots.
1.Click Restore Detail.
2.Click Restore Detail
3.After displaying the User Account Control message, click the Continue button.
4.If not displaying the User Account Control message, please operate according to the following steps.
5.Choose Files from the latest backup produced by this PC or Files from an older backup produced by this PC, click the Next button.
*Click here to choose Files from the latest backup produced by this PC.
When you are choose Files from an older backup produced by this PC, please process according to STEP 6
6.Click the date and the backup file you want to restore and click the Next button
7.Choose Restore all the content in the backup file, the click the Next button
8.Choose Original position or the Next position, click the Restore button
*Choose Original Position here
Start restoring

When your are choosing Next Position, click the Reference button to point out the save point

When choosing the Restore to original Subfolder, it will be saved at a pointed place and named as the name of Subfolder to produce a new folder, here the restored file will be saved.

When choosing Produce the Driver Characters’ Subfolder, it will produce a folder which is also saved the drive’s name, and the restored file will be saved.

9.Click the Finish button