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Want to retrieve my old files from "my old disk structure"

i restored my advent laptop and chose the option of not to loose the files. now it took the files to (my old disk structure). please help!!!

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So why can't you access these files?

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I'm not sure of your choice of wording here. You said it took the files to your old disk structure. I don't know what that means, but if your files are still stored safely on the hard disk you can surely access them.

If you are using a version of Windows, (you didn't say), try using Windows Explorer, (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer), to navigate to where this 'old disk structure' is, and access your files from there.

If you cannot, why not? What error messages do you get?


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My old disk structure

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thanx for responding mark.
the thing is i restored my xp service pack 2 and chose an option that states that restore without loosing old files, now when i restored ,
it created a folder in my c: drive which says My old disk strucure.
now if i try what you have told me it says my documents not accessible. access denied
hope u will help

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Ahh, then you need to 'Take Ownership' of those.

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File retrieval

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mark you are the best. it worked with the other documents but the thing is i had installed drivers for my tv card, oracle and others, but cant get them on all programs.


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Yes that happens

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when you restore or 're-install' an Operating System, (OS).

All programs break when this happens and you have to re-install those programs. The same for drivers, I'm afraid.

Those drivers for the tv card, oracle and others need to be re-installed for this new OS.

But I'm glad you regained access to those other files.


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Mecer Laptop device drivers and vb 6.0 error

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Hi everyone,
i had a problem with my mecer laptop model no 755S14. i reinstalled the operating system xp sp2. now am in need of drivers.

The other problem is am having an error with the system am developing in vb 6.0 which says " Data type mismatch). i have a database in access were there are dates that i have to subtract. The data types in access are dates, so when i try to declare the variables in vb as dates, they give me this error. can somebody help please.

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Those drivers

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Those drivers probably came on a separate CD with the computer. If not, you can use Google to search for the drivers.

Is the Access database problem associated with the repair install of the operating system? If not you might be better creating a new discussion for that problem at CNET's Office & productivity forum here;


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