I've recently had a rather disturbing experience with Vista Backup.
I recently had to restore my D: (data) drive from a full file backup.
The backup was only a day old, so no data should have been missing.
The restore seemed to work fine, however when I started Thunderbird it
acted like the profile was empty. After some investigating it became
apparent that the prefs.js
file that preferences are stored in only
contained basic data (that data that had been created when Thunderbird
Looking at the backup set the file prefs.js
was missing. I checked the
profile from Firefox and it was missing from there was well.
It appears that somehow when selecting files for backup Vista backup
sees these files as "Internet" files I guess and chooses not to back
I'm not requesting any assistance with this, just writing it so others
may be warned - you may wish to check your backup sets to see if they
suffer the same problem.