What to do if windows backup fails



the motorcycleboy
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Hello
I hope somebody can give me some help or advice. I recently had to reinstall
Windows XP, and beforehand I backed up my importnat files using the backup
facility in windows XP. I put the file on my D drive, and then reinstalled
the OS on my C drive. When I went to reinstall my backup folder everything
seemed to be going fine. The backup process lasted for about 40 minutes, and
I recognised alot of my files that were supposedly being reinstalled to my
computer, but at the end none of my files had been restored!

Is the backup in XP just totally useless because it looks like it to me - I
have lost alot of important stuff. Is there any way I can get the backup file
to restore, eiher tweaking the XP utility or using some other means?

Please help

Dillon

Andrew E.
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Actually the best "Back up" for xp is the file-transfer-wizard,prefered by
microsoft techs.In the wizard,set the the computer as old,select the files,
folders and settings you want it to save,then have it transfer the data to
a new folder that you create,after its thru,transfer to a cd,or to a zipped
file,then move to other hd.If xp fails,or hardware fails,you still need to
install
xp and the updates,but all else is saved,you can/could go anywhere in the
world
where xp is on a computer,and you can use the cd,it'll all transfer.

"the motorcycleboy" wrote:

> Hello
> I hope somebody can give me some help or advice. I recently had to reinstall
> Windows XP, and beforehand I backed up my importnat files using the backup
> facility in windows XP. I put the file on my D drive, and then reinstalled
> the OS on my C drive. When I went to reinstall my backup folder everything
> seemed to be going fine. The backup process lasted for about 40 minutes, and
> I recognised alot of my files that were supposedly being reinstalled to my
> computer, but at the end none of my files had been restored!
>
> Is the backup in XP just totally useless because it looks like it to me - I
> have lost alot of important stuff. Is there any way I can get the backup file
> to restore, eiher tweaking the XP utility or using some other means?
>
> Please help
>
> Dillon

the motorcycleboy
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Hi Andrew
thanks for the reply. I wish I had used the FAST rather than Backup, but
what I want to know is can I get my files back? I have a backup file on my D
drive and it definatley seems to contain all of my files. The problem is that
the backup restore process doesn't work - it seems to, but at the end of the
process when it says restore is complete, it isnt'! Is there any way I can
get my files from this "Backup" utility file?

Dillon

"Andrew E." wrote:

> Actually the best "Back up" for xp is the file-transfer-wizard,prefered by
> microsoft techs.In the wizard,set the the computer as old,select the files,
> folders and settings you want it to save,then have it transfer the data to
> a new folder that you create,after its thru,transfer to a cd,or to a zipped
> file,then move to other hd.If xp fails,or hardware fails,you still need to
> install
> xp and the updates,but all else is saved,you can/could go anywhere in the
> world
> where xp is on a computer,and you can use the cd,it'll all transfer.
>
> "the motorcycleboy" wrote:
>
> > Hello
> > I hope somebody can give me some help or advice. I recently had to reinstall
> > Windows XP, and beforehand I backed up my importnat files using the backup
> > facility in windows XP. I put the file on my D drive, and then reinstalled
> > the OS on my C drive. When I went to reinstall my backup folder everything
> > seemed to be going fine. The backup process lasted for about 40 minutes, and
> > I recognised alot of my files that were supposedly being reinstalled to my
> > computer, but at the end none of my files had been restored!
> >
> > Is the backup in XP just totally useless because it looks like it to me - I
> > have lost alot of important stuff. Is there any way I can get the backup file
> > to restore, eiher tweaking the XP utility or using some other means?
> >
> > Please help
> >
> > Dillon

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
When you use the Restore function, pick a neutral location for
recovery. Create a new folder called Recovery and direct the
NTBackup utility to recover the data there. Afterwards you
can manually move or re-position the data. Use the Advanced
options button in the Recovery process to alter the destination.


"the motorcycleboy" <the motorcycleboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:C313EDE1-AF71-412C-A6C0-4C7497C25D27@microsoft.com...
> Hi Andrew
> thanks for the reply. I wish I had used the FAST rather than Backup, but
> what I want to know is can I get my files back? I have a backup file on my
> D
> drive and it definatley seems to contain all of my files. The problem is
> that
> the backup restore process doesn't work - it seems to, but at the end of
> the
> process when it says restore is complete, it isnt'! Is there any way I can
> get my files from this "Backup" utility file?
>
> Dillon
>
> "Andrew E." wrote:
>
>> Actually the best "Back up" for xp is the file-transfer-wizard,prefered
>> by
>> microsoft techs.In the wizard,set the the computer as old,select the
>> files,
>> folders and settings you want it to save,then have it transfer the data
>> to
>> a new folder that you create,after its thru,transfer to a cd,or to a
>> zipped
>> file,then move to other hd.If xp fails,or hardware fails,you still need
>> to
>> install
>> xp and the updates,but all else is saved,you can/could go anywhere in
>> the
>> world
>> where xp is on a computer,and you can use the cd,it'll all transfer.
>>
>> "the motorcycleboy" wrote:
>>
>> > Hello
>> > I hope somebody can give me some help or advice. I recently had to
>> > reinstall
>> > Windows XP, and beforehand I backed up my importnat files using the
>> > backup
>> > facility in windows XP. I put the file on my D drive, and then
>> > reinstalled
>> > the OS on my C drive. When I went to reinstall my backup folder
>> > everything
>> > seemed to be going fine. The backup process lasted for about 40
>> > minutes, and
>> > I recognised alot of my files that were supposedly being reinstalled to
>> > my
>> > computer, but at the end none of my files had been restored!
>> >
>> > Is the backup in XP just totally useless because it looks like it to
>> > me - I
>> > have lost alot of important stuff. Is there any way I can get the
>> > backup file
>> > to restore, eiher tweaking the XP utility or using some other means?
>> >
>> > Please help
>> >
>> > Dillon

John
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the advice. Creating a new folder did work - I had to go into safe
mode to obtain access to the recovery folder first, but so relieved to be
able to get my files back.

Cheers
--
J


"R. McCarty" wrote:

> When you use the Restore function, pick a neutral location for
> recovery. Create a new folder called Recovery and direct the
> NTBackup utility to recover the data there. Afterwards you
> can manually move or re-position the data. Use the Advanced
> options button in the Recovery process to alter the destination.
>
>
> "the motorcycleboy" <the motorcycleboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:C313EDE1-AF71-412C-A6C0-4C7497C25D27@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Andrew
> > thanks for the reply. I wish I had used the FAST rather than Backup, but
> > what I want to know is can I get my files back? I have a backup file on my
> > D
> > drive and it definatley seems to contain all of my files. The problem is
> > that
> > the backup restore process doesn't work - it seems to, but at the end of
> > the
> > process when it says restore is complete, it isnt'! Is there any way I can
> > get my files from this "Backup" utility file?
> >
> > Dillon
> >
> > "Andrew E." wrote:
> >
> >> Actually the best "Back up" for xp is the file-transfer-wizard,prefered
> >> by
> >> microsoft techs.In the wizard,set the the computer as old,select the
> >> files,
> >> folders and settings you want it to save,then have it transfer the data
> >> to
> >> a new folder that you create,after its thru,transfer to a cd,or to a
> >> zipped
> >> file,then move to other hd.If xp fails,or hardware fails,you still need
> >> to
> >> install
> >> xp and the updates,but all else is saved,you can/could go anywhere in
> >> the
> >> world
> >> where xp is on a computer,and you can use the cd,it'll all transfer.
> >>
> >> "the motorcycleboy" wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hello
> >> > I hope somebody can give me some help or advice. I recently had to
> >> > reinstall
> >> > Windows XP, and beforehand I backed up my importnat files using the
> >> > backup
> >> > facility in windows XP. I put the file on my D drive, and then
> >> > reinstalled
> >> > the OS on my C drive. When I went to reinstall my backup folder
> >> > everything
> >> > seemed to be going fine. The backup process lasted for about 40
> >> > minutes, and
> >> > I recognised alot of my files that were supposedly being reinstalled to
> >> > my
> >> > computer, but at the end none of my files had been restored!
> >> >
> >> > Is the backup in XP just totally useless because it looks like it to
> >> > me - I
> >> > have lost alot of important stuff. Is there any way I can get the
> >> > backup file
> >> > to restore, eiher tweaking the XP utility or using some other means?
> >> >
> >> > Please help
> >> >
> >> > Dillon
>
>
>


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