Vista Backup/Restore - Can't Detect Backup Set

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Paul Farmer, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Paul Farmer

    Paul Farmer Guest

    I backed up my Vista Ultimate system to an attached (USB2) drive, then
    deleted and reinstalled the system from CD. I now want to get back my user
    files from the Backup, but when I try (using Restore Files (Advanced)) and
    navigate the file browser to the drive (which it can see, and so can
    WinExplorer) it fails with the message "Windows was not able to find any
    backup sets on E:\". I have subsequently made another backup of the system to
    the same device and then tried to restore using the same method, and I get
    the same error message.
    Any ideas anyone? Is it a permissions thing? Did Microsoft ever think this
    whole restore business through properly?
    (btw, I definitely DON'T want to do a complete system restore as the
    registry on the prior system backup has some corruptions in it that I don't
    want back.)
    Thanks in advance, Paul.
    Paul Farmer, Aug 11, 2007
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  2. Paul Farmer

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Did you do a Complete PC Backup or a File backup?
    Cal Bear '66, Aug 11, 2007
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  3. Paul Farmer

    Paul Farmer Guest

    Complete PC Backup

    Paul Farmer, Aug 12, 2007
  4. Paul Farmer

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    I do not know if you can restore individual files from a Complete PC Backup. It
    is an imaging program to restore your OS, Programs and settings to a known
    state. File Backup is what you want to use to backup data. Perhaps someone
    else can provide more assistance. Or you can search the Microsoft Knowledge
    Cal Bear '66, Aug 12, 2007
  5. Paul Farmer

    AJR Guest

    Paul- Cal Bear gave you the "scoop" re: Complete PC>
    AJR, Aug 12, 2007
  6. You cannot restore individual files from a Complete PC Backup Set, only the
    entire machine. That is possible only with File Backup and not Complete PC

    Thank you,

    Jamir Correa [MSFT]
    Microsoft Corporation

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Jamir \(MSFT\), Aug 15, 2007
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