John, can you generate an output file and email it to me? I need you to run
the following command from an elevated command prompt, replacing x: with the
volume that contains the backup.
dir /b /s /a x:\ > c:\output.txt
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"John DeStefano" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Mar 26, 7:10 pm, "Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <j...@online.microsoft.com>
>> Did you move the backup files to a different location by chance? Or did
>> just make the backup, save it on your other drive, and then you are now
>> attempting to restore?
> I created the backup directly on another drive (USB external), and I
> haven't moved them. I'm trying to restore them from that location.
>> "John DeStefano" <john.destef...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Before repartitioning my hard drive, I used Vista's Home Premium's
>> > full PC backup option to save all my files to another drive. It
>> > created a directory named after my machine, which contains a "Backup
>> > Set (date)" directory that has a Catalogs and a Backup Files (date)
>> > directory. The process completed just fine, so I went ahead with
>> > repartitioning and reinstalled Vista.
>> > Now, when I try to restore these files, Vista doesn't see them, and it
>> > says I have no files to restore. I also tried sharing this folder so
>> > that I could enter the path in the Network field, but that didn't work
>> > either. I tried to manually copy the backed-up files, but it seems
>> > that the backup application split up all files that were larger than a
>> > certain size, and I can't manually put them back together.
>> > How can I restore these files?