Recover files from system restore from non bootable Windows

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    Recover files from system restore from non bootable Windows


    Hi Friends

    I have a crashed windows 7, tried all types of recovery but couldn't recover the operating system.

    I need to recover files from system restore previous version. I have the folder system volume information on another computer, I need to mount or extract the data from this folder.
    I'm aware of System Restore Explorer but it only works from a working windows, there's no option to browse for file location.

    Anyone know a way to recover copied system volume information on another computer? The system volume information is copied to another computer.

    Regards
    Last edited by nissimezra; 4 Weeks Ago at 05:29.
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  2.    #2

    You can boot a install DVD and run system restore from a CMD prompt
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    For Windows 7 please see our sister forum: Windows 7 Help Forums

    To recover files some options are:

    Ubuntu
    Kyhi boot rescue

    Other options to consider are:
    regback
    reset save files equivalent
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    A video of how to repair with system restore YouTube
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    Samuria said: View Post
    You can boot a install DVD and run system restore from a CMD prompt
    Thank you for your help. The system volume information is not on the drive, it is on a different drive, I need to extract the data that inside folder from another operating system
    zbook said: View Post
    For Windows 7 please see our sister forum: Windows 7 Help Forums

    To recover files some options are:

    Ubuntu
    Kyhi boot rescue

    Other options to consider are:
    regback
    reset save files equivalent
    Thank you for your help, It doesn't mater if its windows Vista, 7, 8, or ten. I do not want to repair the operating system. I need to mount or extract the data from system volume information folder. The folder is not on the original operating system
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    nissimezra said: View Post
    Hi Friends

    I have a crashed windows 7, tried all types of recovery but couldn't recover the operating system.

    I need to recover files from system restore previous version. I have the folder system volume information on another computer, I need to mount or extract the data from this folder.
    I'm aware of System Restore Explorer but it only works from a working windows, there's no option to browse for file location.

    Anyone know a way to recover copied system volume information on another computer? The system volume information is copied to another computer.

    Regards
    What type of file(s) and or file extensions are you attempting to recover from a system restore file?
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    zbook said: View Post
    What type of file(s) and or file extensions are you attempting to recover from a system restore file?
    Hi and thank you for your help.
    I'm looking to recover mostly photos and one ost file (.ost).

    Regards
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    Recovering files from a restore point or shadow copy I've not seen.
    Restore points are used to recover the operating system at a prior time and not for personal file access.
    If you find that you can use it in that fashion, please create a tutorial.

    There are methods to recover files as per post #3.
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    nissimezra said: View Post
    Thank you for your help. The system volume information is not on the drive, it is on a different drive, I need to extract the data that inside folder from another operating system

    Thank you for your help, It doesn't mater if its windows Vista, 7, 8, or ten. I do not want to repair the operating system. I need to mount or extract the data from system volume information folder. The folder is not on the original operating system
    Boot any Linux Live distro from a USB stick -- check that package ntfs-3g is installed which it is these days invariablly automatically installed and then simply use the file manager to copy files from source to target disks -- the Linux file managers all have a very similar interface to Windows explorer and the OS can read / write any file system.

    You don't need to be a Linux Guru to use one of these --if you use something like Linux Mint live distro the interface is similar enough to windows for the job of copying files etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    You can use Nic Bedford's System Restore Explorer to mount and extract files from any valid Windows restore point. It's a good tool, one I've used myself more than a few times.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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