Restoring e-mail from Vista backup

Posted: 09-15-2008, 09:25 PM
Last Fall, I made a backup of all my data and e-mail files using the Vista
Backup & Restore Center. I backed this up on an external hard drive.

Subsequently, I deleted all of that "old" e-mail from my active hard drive.

I now want to be able to find an old e-mail that was on that backup. I have
reconnected my external drive. I find the backup files there - but how do I
just get to the e-mail files so that I can view them - and find the e-mail I
want to retrieve?


gary

Restoring e-mail from Vista backup


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Brink
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Re: Restoring e-mail from Vista backup
Posted: 09-15-2008, 11:31 PM

Hello Gary

You cannot restore just one file from that file type, instead you wil
need to restore all of the email backup file type and just delete th
ones you do not want afterwards

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...ckup-files.htm

This tutorial will show you another email message backup and restor
option you might consider. It will give you a lot more flexibility o
what you want restored

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/90...l-messages.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

Gary;836934 Wrote:
> Last Fall, I made a backup of all my data and e-mail files using th
> Vist
> Backup & Restore Center. I backed this up on an external hard drive
>
> Subsequently, I deleted all of that "old" e-mail from my active har
> drive
>
> I now want to be able to find an old e-mail that was on that backup.
> hav
> reconnected my external drive. I find the backup files there - but ho
> do
> just get to the e-mail files so that I can view them - and find th
> e-mail
> want to retrieve
>
>
> gar
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Gary C.
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Re: Restoring e-mail from Vista backup
Posted: 09-16-2008, 12:55 AM
Brink,

Thanks for the reply. I have reviewed the restore-backup tutorials link you
provided. I'm still a bit confused. I don't want to lose all of my current
files by restoring the old backup totally.

Do I have to restore the entire backup - perhaps to a new location on my
hard disc (if it is big enough). Can I somehow just restore the backup
emails? How do I locate where in the backup files the e-mail files are
located?

Or, do I just create a new backup of my current configuration - restore
everything to go back to the old files - and then when I am done - restore
again from my just made backup?

Obviously, I am still confused -- and I don't want to just start trying
things for fear I will overwrite my current files and lose them.

Thanks.


gary
"Brink" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hello Gary,
>
> You cannot restore just one file from that file type, instead you will
> need to restore all of the email backup file type and just delete the
> ones you do not want afterwards.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...kup-files.html
>
>
> This tutorial will show you another email message backup and restore
> option you might consider. It will give you a lot more flexibility on
> what you want restored.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/90...-messages.html
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
> Gary;836934 Wrote:
>> Last Fall, I made a backup of all my data and e-mail files using the
>> Vista
>> Backup & Restore Center. I backed this up on an external hard drive.
>>
>> Subsequently, I deleted all of that "old" e-mail from my active hard
>> drive.
>>
>> I now want to be able to find an old e-mail that was on that backup. I
>> have
>> reconnected my external drive. I find the backup files there - but how
>> do I
>> just get to the e-mail files so that I can view them - and find the
>> e-mail I
>> want to retrieve?
>>
>>
>> gary
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> them.*
> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
Brink
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Re: Restoring e-mail from Vista backup
Posted: 09-16-2008, 04:34 AM

Hi Gary

You should not lose any of your current messages while restoring onl
the "Backup Files" email file types. As a safety precaution, you shoul
backup your current messages using the export method in the tutoria
just in case something goes wrong

Hope this helps
Shaw

Gary C.;837041 Wrote:
> Brink
>
> Thanks for the reply. I have reviewed the restore-backup tutorials lin
> yo
> provided. I'm still a bit confused. I don't want to lose all of m
> curren
> files by restoring the old backup totally
>
> Do I have to restore the entire backup - perhaps to a new location o
> m
> hard disc (if it is big enough). Can I somehow just restore the backu
> emails? How do I locate where in the backup files the e-mail files ar
> located
>
> Or, do I just create a new backup of my current configuration - restor
> everything to go back to the old files - and then when I am done
> restor
> again from my just made backup
>
> Obviously, I am still confused -- and I don't want to just start tryin
> things for fear I will overwrite my current files and lose them
>
> Thanks
>
>
> gar
> "Brink" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in messag
> news:927a220df29de267bdd13bed045884e8@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > >
> >
> > > Hello Gary
> >
> > > You cannot restore just one file from that file type, instead yo
> > wil
> > > need to restore all of the email backup file type and just delete th
> > > ones you do not want afterwards
> >
> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...ckup-files.htm
> >
> >
> > > This tutorial will show you another email message backup and restor
> > > option you might consider. It will give you a lot more flexibility o
> > > what you want restored
> >
> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/90...l-messages.htm
> >
> > > Hope this helps
> > > Shaw
> >
> > > Gary;836934 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > >> Last Fall, I made a backup of all my data and e-mail files using th
> > > >> Vist
> > > >> Backup & Restore Center. I backed this up on an external hard drive
> > > >
> > > >> Subsequently, I deleted all of that "old" e-mail from my active har
> > > >> drive
> > > >
> > > >> I now want to be able to find an old e-mail that was on that backup
> > >
> > > >> hav
> > > >> reconnected my external drive. I find the backup files there - bu
> > > ho
> > > >> do
> > > >> just get to the e-mail files so that I can view them - and find th
> > > >> e-mail
> > > >> want to retrieve
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> gary> > > >
> >
> >
> > > -
> > > Brin
> >
> > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
> > > them.
> > > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com
> > > *Please post feedback to help others.* >
--
Brin

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them.*
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