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Cannot access backup files

  1. #11


    Hey I just posted the prior response and see it did actually post the jpg version! Anyway you can see the zip are associated with the 7zip program but I don't get option to extract.

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  2. #12


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    Ok. See if this adds it afterwards.

    1. Open 7-Zip using Run as administrator.
    2. In 7-Zip, click on Tools (menu bar), and click on Options.
    3. Click on the 7-Zip tab, check both Integrate 7-Zip to shell context menu and Cascaded context menu boxes.
    4. Click on OK, and close 7-Zip.



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  3. #13


    All were checked already and after clicking ok I tried right click on the zip and still not zip extract option.
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  4. #14


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    In that case, are you able to open the ZIP file and manually extract (drag and drop) the contents into the new folder from step 2?
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  5. #15


    Question. for all the different backup dates,when I go into individual ones, there are varying number of zip files or varying sizes?Does one date contain my entire library of videos, pictures and music? I'm a bit confused how the backup is laid out. It does appear I can drag to my main drive, just not sure if all of them from a specific date or what? There are backup sets then backup files then the zip. How does this work?
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  6. #16


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    It's a bit trickier than OPTION ONE, but it's all laid out in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below.

    Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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