1.    21 Feb 2016 #1
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    W10 Restore Question


    Good day all,

    We have a Windows 10 machine which would not boot correctly just after the most recent update from MS. Using a W10 repair USB drive we were able to bring the machine back up to normal working status. However, we now have a few missing files. Most notably we have six WMP playlists that store about 10,000 songs. Since creating those Playlists we have edited and refined them to meet our specifications. Now the edited Playlists are MIA.

    We have a full system BU using W10 Backup stored on an attached USB 3.0 external drive. We would like to restore from that back-up but we wand to be sure that we will not loose some critical files that were created since that back-up was created.

    I believe those new files will be OK and will not be deleted. Still, could someone please confirm that for us, or not?

    Thank you all,

    Pachuco
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  2.    21 Feb 2016 #2
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    .................We have a full system BU using W10 Backup stored on an attached USB 3.0 external drive. We would like to restore from that back-up but we wand to be sure that we will not loose some critical files that were created since that back-up was created.


    How about backup those critical files first, then run the system image backup.

    If all goes well, copy those files back to the system and create a new system image backup.
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  3.    21 Feb 2016 #3
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    Why don't you just restore (copy) the MIA files from the backup. Open the backup. If it is a VHD, mount that with disk management and pick the files you need.
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  4.    21 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Why don't you just restore (copy) the MIA files from the backup. Open the backup. If it is a VHD, mount that with disk management and pick the files you need.
    Well, because I have never done this before and I did not know it could be done. You W10 Gurus should remember us 86 year old folks sometimes need a little help. Not much, just a little. Thank you.

    Pachuco
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  5.    21 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    .................We have a full system BU using W10 Backup stored on an attached USB 3.0 external drive. We would like to restore from that back-up but we wand to be sure that we will not loose some critical files that were created since that back-up was created.



    How about backup those critical files first, then run the system image backup.

    If all goes well, copy those files back to the system and create a new system image backup.

    Thank you for that superb idea! Simple is always best. Brillant.

    Paucho
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  6.    21 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pachuco View Post
    Well, because I have never done this before and I did not know it could be done. You W10 Gurus should remember us 86 year old folks sometimes need a little help. Not much, just a little. Thank you.

    Pachuco
    If you need further help with this operation, let me know. I like to help older people. I am only 80 and hope to be as alert as you are once I am 86.
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  7.    22 Feb 2016 #7
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    I definitely agree with the end result here, but I will say that there are third party tools that do this more inclusively.

    Programs like Comodo Time Machine or Rollback Rx will do a much more comprehensive backup. You're losing some versatility on things like hardware failiure, but in my tests I find these tools work well for recovery from a wide variety of issues.

    Just my two cents
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