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.
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.