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Using backblaze to tranfer files to a new computer

I am trying to restore files that were on my fathers old computer onto his new computer. His old computer was backed up using Backblaze and I am extremely overwhelmed trying to figure out what needs to be done. I figure not all the files from his old computer need to be moved to his new computer in fact looking through his files I have found things I know to be malware that I am obviously not going to be moving over. But trying to figure out what should be moved over is overwhelming so if anyone has any advice on that subject I would appreciate it.
What my dad really wants back is his email. He uses Microsoft Outlook, I found Outlook among the backblaze files and downloaded it to the new computer. I used 7-zip to extract the files but I can't open the files because it says I don't have the correct program on the computer to do so. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Can programs like Outlook or Mircrosoft word be moved from one computer to another or do those programs need to be repurchased?
Any help is appreciated, let me know if you need any additional information.

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I've read a lot of complaints about this.

In reply to: Using backblaze to tranfer files to a new computer

However I worry about your statements about trying to open the Outlook files. There is no other app but Outlook to open and use the usual PST and such files but I can't tell your exact steps.

That is, did you or not install Outlook? What PST did you use? Did you google how to drop the PST to the right spot?

-> My biggest suspect is you expected Backblaze to restore apps. That's a big nope.

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In reply to: I've read a lot of complaints about this.

Thanks for responding to my question. In response to this:
"My biggest suspect is you expected Backblaze to restore apps. That's a big nope."
I didn't know what to expect. This is my first time doing something like this. I have become the person my parents turn to for help with computer problems but contrary to what they believe I have been able to solve problems in the past not because I know a great deal about it but because I know how to google and am extremely patient. That being said I don't know what PST is.
Backblaze provides directions for restoring Outlook and I was able to follow most of them up until this step: "Once you have unzipped the restore file, you can open it up and view the files. Open up your local Outlook folder on your local computer found in:
C: > Users > YOURNAME > AppData > Local > Microsoft >Outlook
We recommend creating a new folder called 'old' and put your local copy the files inside. Then select and move your files from the Downloads folder to the local Outlook folder."
The computer doesn't have a local Outlook folder and when I tried to open the unzipped Outlook from downloads I received the message that I did not have the correct program on the computer to open the file.
If I understand correctly what I need to do is purchase and install Outlook onto the new computer then I can retrieve the Outlook data, (not sure if that is the right word), from backblaze and add it to the Outlook program I just installed. I assume the same will hold true for things like Microsoft word and excel as well.
So that just leaves the matter of figuring out what files should be moved over, if you have any advice in regards to that it would be greatly appreciated.

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That actually cleared a lot up.

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It may be time to ditch Outlook. For example Thunderbird is a very capable EMAIL app. I can't guess why Outlook.

As to the PST, that's where almost all of Outlook's data is. That file. Just that one. Yes, there may be some items elsewhere but as you are supporting Outlook you get to know what a PST file is in your first hour.

Read to know more about this and where it goes, is and how to move it.

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