1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Restore Backup Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thecat131, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. thecat131

    thecat131 Flightless Bird

    Hi there
    I have posted this question to the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition board
    and the microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support board as suggested by
    other users.

    Some time ago I set up the Backup feature on Windows XP Pro so that my
    laptop data got backed up daily to an external hard drive.

    The laptop was recently stolen but thankfully, the external hard drive was
    left behind and I have a Mac desktop computer with Bootcamp.

    When I restore the backup.bkf file, the directories are all there, but there
    is no data - not a Word, Excel, PDF or any other type of file to be found
    yet the backup.bkf file is 119901kb in size.

    Any suggestions and/or help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Cheers
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "thecat131" <thecat131@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:A9F63A28-C654-498B-81C1-53036106E698@microsoft.com...
    > Hi there
    > I have posted this question to the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    > board
    > and the microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support board as suggested by
    > other users.
    >
    > Some time ago I set up the Backup feature on Windows XP Pro so that my
    > laptop data got backed up daily to an external hard drive.
    >
    > The laptop was recently stolen but thankfully, the external hard drive was
    > left behind and I have a Mac desktop computer with Bootcamp.
    >
    > When I restore the backup.bkf file, the directories are all there, but
    > there
    > is no data - not a Word, Excel, PDF or any other type of file to be found
    > yet the backup.bkf file is 119901kb in size.
    >
    > Any suggestions and/or help would be GREATLY appreciated!
    >
    > Cheers
    >


    This is probably because these files were never backed up in the first
    place. I have seen situations where a business "backed up" its files
    religiously for more than a year, without ever performing a test restore.
    When there was a need for a real restoration it turned out that the backup
    procedure had been configured incorrectly.
     

Share This Page