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Help !! Restoring Saved Documents

by thecavern / April 7, 2007 9:58 PM PDT

Using the Microsoft Backup, I copied my Documents folder. They are backed up on 3 floppys. (My old computer used Windows 98, my new computer has Vista). I've tried numerous ways to copy and/or restore the information from the floppys to my new computer but to no avail !! For instance, if I simply copy the data, it's stored as "backup.qic". I can't get at the individual folders or files within the backup. Any ideas ??

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If you still have the old computer
by PudgyOne / April 8, 2007 6:00 AM PDT

I would burn the document folder to a CD. If you do NOT have a CD burner, you could try the transfer wizard on the Vista computer to get the files using a usb cable. If you don't have that capability, then you can always copy and paste the documents to floppy, if your new computer has the floppy capability.

I never used Microsoft Backup. I have always burned the important items that I wanted to save to a CD. If my computer went down today, I could pull out all my items from a CD. I also have a Windows XP SP2 CD along with drivers, in case of emergency.

Your last resort would be to email them slowly to your email account, but that's a PITA.

If you no longer have the old computer, then you are SOL.

Hope this helps.


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If You Still Have Your Old Computer
by thecavern / April 8, 2007 7:32 AM PDT

Unfortunately, my hard drive on my old computer suffered severe damange. All I have are my floppys. It seems there should be some way to read the floppys and separate the files and folders within so that they could be copied.

Copying the floppys to a CD : Would that make any difference ?

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