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Restoring 'File History' to new installation.

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro/OS X Mountain Lion & Windows 7 Ultimate/OS X Snow Leopard

    Restoring 'File History' to new installation.

    Hello all.

    After all the articles about Windows 8's "new approach" to backup through File History, I did not realize that the old backup software still existed. As such, I backed up my files through File History and did a clean re-install, but now I cannot restore them except through manually copying the files (which in many cases is problematic because of the time stamp appended to the file names).

    Is there some way I could restore the files from the File History of my old install to my clean install of Windows 8 Pro?

    Thank you very much!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro

    I would also like to know this. If my hard drive fails, but I have a File History archive of my important files on an external drive, can I just reconnect that drive to a fresh installation of Windows 8 and restore all my files? And if so, how?

    Because if you can't do this, then it's virtually useless as a method of backup.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Restoring 'File History' to new installation.
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