Restore a Windows Back up File Question

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  1. borderlands

    borderlands New Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to this forum and I am not sure if this is the correct place for this but here it is anyway. Using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore feature I made a back up of my Documnets folder and my Desktop (the only two things on my computer I care about). I did not check off the option "Include a system image of Drives: ---". After the backup comleted I clicked on the JOSH-PC (backup file) the window saying "Choose an option below for the selected backup" came up. Pkease see image below for reference.

    If I click "Restore my files from this backup" will it automatically overwrite my current Desktop and Documents folder with what is in the back up or will I have a choice as to where on my computer these files are restored to?

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    It depends on where you choose to restore them, in the original location or in the following location.

    1. Restore Files from Backup
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    2. Restore files from backup option, then browse your backup for files and folders to restore
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    3. You can restore them back to the original location or choose a different spot


    4. Restore files either:

    - in the original location
    - or to a specified folder
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    How To Use Backup and Restore in Windows 7 - the How-To Geek
     
  3. borderlands

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    thank you very much, cool watch! where can i get one?
     
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