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Norton 360 Backup

by Merl Priester / November 22, 2009 7:58 AM PST

I have a client using Norton 360 backup. It was on a Vista machine that the HD failed in. There are definitely backups to DVD, but I can't get Norton Backup to find the so called "catalog" file to open the backup.
Norton only looks at backups done after it was installed. I can't seem to find a way to get it to look at backups done off this PC.

Cutrrent OS is Win Home Prem 7 64 bit.

Norton 360 is Ver 2 just downloaded and installed a new copy.

Thanks for any help. And I did already google it and found no help.

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Explain more please.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 7:44 PM PST
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This is the Windows 7 forum, but you are talking about Vista backups.

Are you trying to restore Norton 360 Vista backups to a Windows 7 install?


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by Merl Priester / November 23, 2009 11:46 PM PST
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The backups were done on Vista. He now has a new Win7 PC
Norton 360 is installed on the Win7 machine with the same license as before.

I want to get his documents from the backup, but I cant get Norton to let me point a path to the DVDs.

Do I need to copy a "catalog" file to somwhere on the hard drive from one of the DVDs that were previously made?

If there is a better forum ro post this one in, let me know and I'll go to that one.


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Please update to Norton 360 version 3
by Michael_York / November 27, 2009 5:32 AM PST
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Hi Merl Priester,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

Norton 360 version 2 is not compatible with Windows 7. One of the advantages of having a subscription to Norton 360 is that you are entitled to free product updates for the life of your subscription.

The first thing you should do is to update to the latest version of Norton 360, which is version 3.5.x. Please visit the Norton Update Center at the link below to complete the process.

Norton Update Center

After the update is complete, launch Norton 360, mouse-over the "PC Security" bubble and choose "Check For Updates". If any updates are installed, restart your computer.

After the update is complete, mouse-over the "Backup" bubble and choose "Restore Files". You will then be given the option to choose the location of the backed-up files (online, optical media or external drive). Choose the correct location and you should be able to restore the files to the Windows 7 computer.

Let me know if you are successful at restoring the files or if you need additional assitance.

Thank you,

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Norton Help
by Merl Priester / November 27, 2009 12:19 PM PST

Thank You for your response. I will be getting back to the computer with the problem next week and I'll fix the problem.


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Check upgrades
by TaraS_WinTeam / November 23, 2009 7:57 AM PST
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