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Sonic Record now

by lablover / January 30, 2007 10:58 PM PST

Does anyone know how to restore date from a dvd that was burned with the above software? I can find no such function.
Win XP home, Dell 4700, SP2

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I didn't use Sonic for backup. However...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2007 11:21 PM PST
In reply to: Sonic Record now

I can copy files and directories to the media and then I have to copy such back. From my last use Sonic is not a backup and restore program but something we use to put files, directories onto the media.

Maybe you just need to explore the media and copy the files back?

Bob

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Sonic
by lablover / January 30, 2007 11:55 PM PST

Bob,

Sonic calls it a backup data function.
You specify/select the files or folders to be written to the cd/dvd, and it copies them there. I did that and all appeared well.

I accidently deleted "some" pictures and some "picture folders" and now I've lost hundreds of pictures, that I want to recover/restore to the hard drive.
Its then that I discovered there is no retore function built into Sonic record now. I can't believe that!!

So I put the dvd in the drive and opened with Windows Explorer. I saw the folders I wanted.
Brought up another copy of Windows Explorer on the "C" drive and saw the destination folders. Tried to do a "drag & drop" from the dvd to the hard drive. Looked like it worked.
When I opened the c drive folder and looked inside, there were no pictures.

I've had this problem before with Sonic, and in my mind a total POS!
I'm now looking for a good reliable backup and restore program, so this will not happen again.

What's out there and where can I find it????

THANKS!

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I'd repeat successes like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 12:57 AM PST
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If I read your post you actually have a success. Restore functions often fail as owners try to restore but the restore software expected no drive letter changes. The method Sonic used looks to be the safe method I use with CDBURNERXP. I put my directories and files on the CDRW or now DVDRW and then I only need to drag then drop then to where I had them.

Bob

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