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Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual by Sharon Crawford

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Restoring Files

Restoring files is less complicated than backing them up. (That's fortunate, considering the emotional state of anyone who's just experienced a total hard-drive meltdown.) That's because, unless you're a spectacularly unlucky individual, you don't perform restores as often as you do backups, and you don't schedule them. The Backup program's Restore Wizard does all the work for you. (You can also restore your files manually, using the program's Restore page.)

Using the Restore Wizard

To restore files using the Restore Wizard, proceed like this:

  1. Click the Restore Wizard button on the Backup program's Welcome page.

    Selecting the Restore Wizard launches a standard wizard Welcome window.

  2. Click Next. Select a backup device.

    The What To Restore page contains the now-familiar expanding display that lists your PC's backup devices. The display lists a File icon, too, so that you can restore from a backup file you saved in step 4 of the preceding instructions.

    Click the plus sign next to one of the icons to display the backup media that you've created with it.

  3. Select the tape or disk that contains your backup. Select the data to restore.

    When you select the backup disk or tape, the right pane in the What To Restore page contains an expandable list of its contents. Turn on the checkboxes of the files and folders you want to restore, as shown in Figure 18-7.

    Note

    Whenever Backup backs up your files, it remembers which files it put on which backup disks by creating, on the final disk ...

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