Windows 8.1 Backup and Restore Question.

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  1. pinoy_92

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    i recently switched from windows 7 to windows 8.1. all my files in windows 7 were backed up everyday using the windows Backup and Restore function in windows 7 to an external hard disk drive. i did a clean install of windows 8.1 so all my files on my laptop from windows 7 is gone. my question is, how do i restore my backed up files from my external hdd in windows 8.1?
     
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    You're not clicking the WindowImageBackup by chance? That holds an image containing the entire system. You don't want to use that one, it was the windows 7 image.

    Is there another folder named what your previous computer name was?
     
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    I see maybe; scroll down on that page and try option two:
    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8

    It shouldn't be a problem, just have to figure out the navigation.

    EDIT: Select another backup to restore files from then navigate to the set you want.
     
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    i never made a system image in windows 7.

    i dont see the windows 7 file recovery icon in the control panel.

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    Did you try file history icon, 3rd column - 5th down. Let me know.
     
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    yes, its not letting me install any files from the previous OS. only files that it will let me restore are the files that windows 8.1 backed up almost a week ago.
     
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    i cant fine the windows 7 file recovery in windows 8.1. the other link is for windows 7.
     
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