Friday, October 30, 2009 2:15 AM
I was having problems with the charging on my hp laptop, so I sent it back to them for repairs. When it came back it had been totally wiped. I had been warned that this would happen so I backed it up as much of the files as I could onto the hard drive of another laptop (the only thing I had that had 100 Gb of free space).
From doing some research on the internet, it appears that there's an option backup the whole PC. I don't see this in the Backup and Restore Center on my Laptop, which is running Vista Home Premium x64. At any rate, I'm trying to restore the backup I do have.
When I browse to the backup directory I get the message Windows was not able to find any backup sets on \\anotherlaptop\public\mylaptopbackup\mylaptop\Backup Set 2009-10-20 215441\. \\anotherlaptop\public\mylaptopbackup\mylaptop\Backup Set 2009-10-20 215441\Backup Files 2009-10-20 215441 has Backup files 1 through Backup files 148.
There's also a \\anotherlaptop\public\mylaptopbackup\mylaptop\Backup Set 2009-10-20 215441\Catalogsdirectory that contains a GlobalCatalog file
I came across a http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951002 article, but the system account on anotherlaptop has full permissions on the Backup Set 2009-10-20 215441 directory. I didn't get any errors when I did the backup. Any thing else I can try?
Friday, November 20, 2009 5:41 AMIn the windows backup folder you should see a large file with a .vhd extension. This file is a "Virtual Hard Disk" file and can be opened with many different programs. Use Gizmo (it's free) to open up this file (it will create a temperary drive letter) and then just find the file you want to save and copy and paste it to your c drive (or whereever).
Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:38 PM
I had the same problem, and it turned out to be a permissions issue. It might not be apparent at first, but different subfolders in the backup sets might have other permissions than the parent folders.
To fix this, open Properties of the parent folder where all the backups are, open the Security tab, press Advanced and press Edit. Then check the two checkboxes - Include inheritable permissions and Replace all existing inheritable permissions.