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Cannot Restore Backed Up Files From Usb Drive


Bought new pc with win 7. Backed up to external usb western digital hdd 1tb. A week later hdd on computer crashed and was replaced. Plug in external usb and it is no longer recognized. Try on two other computers, same problem. (Not entirely unexpected as this seems to happen all the time with external usb hdd's). Download program "recover my files v4 standard", it sees the files and i copy the backup files to my new hdd.

Problem is when i double click the backup file instead of invoking the "restore" functionality it simply treats this file as a folder and drills down to the next level. And that my friends is my problem, are there any attributes i need to set to get the restore functionality to work for the backed up files?


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