1.    17 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Northern California
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    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    Restore Files from Backup of Different PC ?

    I have an external hard drive that has two sets of backups (using Win 7 Backup & Restore). One set of backups is for my current PC (running Win10 after upgrade from Win 7) and another set of backups is for my previous PC (running Win 7). I'd like to look for something in the backups of the previous PC but I can't see how to get Win 7 Backup & Restore to access the older backups.

    Is this doable?

    -- Larry
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  2.    17 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,129
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    How to explore or browse Files backed up using Windows Backup? - Super User

    How to Recover Specific Files from a Windows System Image
    may help.

    Don't know for sure if doing this with an image from another system would present any difficulties as I don't use this-sorry - I use Macrium Reflect as it's more comprehensive and flexible.
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  3.    17 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Northern California
    Posts : 71
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter

    I got it to work. The Backup & Restore control panel has an option to restore from another backup. I had tried that but it never showed the other backup. It turns out that the backup has to be at the root level of the disk. When I moved it there it showed up and I could access it just fine. I don't know why that didn't occur to me before??

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