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April 18, 2014 2:11:19 PM

my 120gb ssd crashed and was running weekly backups to my 1tb hard drive.
how do i transfer the backed up data onto my new 160gb HDD?
i just want a separate boot drive but ive already installed windows onto the 1tb HDD as i needed it for work, so ill need to transfer the bakup data onto the new drive and delete windows 7 and any basic apps ive installed (skype, chrome etc) from my main HDD.
thank you for any help :) 
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April 18, 2014 2:21:47 PM

Karmil08 said:
my 120gb ssd crashed and was running weekly backups to my 1tb hard drive.
how do i transfer the backed up data onto my new 160gb HDD?
i just want a separate boot drive but ive already installed windows onto the 1tb HDD as i needed it for work, so ill need to transfer the bakup data onto the new drive and delete windows 7 and any basic apps ive installed (skype, chrome etc) from my main HDD.
thank you for any help :) 


You installed windows onto the 1TB drive that had the backup file on it? Did you reformat the drive first? Do you still see the backup files on the drive?
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a b G Storage
April 18, 2014 2:29:13 PM

A) take 1TB use SATA to USB cable or ext HDD case to plug in externally
B) only 160GB drive in system, clean install Windows.
C) Install all apps and drivers first.
D) then perform RESTORE from the BACKUP on the EXT 1TB to the PC
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April 18, 2014 2:33:25 PM

With what software were these weekly backups made?
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April 19, 2014 2:16:36 AM

TyrOd said:
Karmil08 said:
my 120gb ssd crashed and was running weekly backups to my 1tb hard drive.
how do i transfer the backed up data onto my new 160gb HDD?
i just want a separate boot drive but ive already installed windows onto the 1tb HDD as i needed it for work, so ill need to transfer the bakup data onto the new drive and delete windows 7 and any basic apps ive installed (skype, chrome etc) from my main HDD.
thank you for any help :) 


You installed windows onto the 1TB drive that had the backup file on it? Did you reformat the drive first? Do you still see the backup files on the drive?


i still see the backup on the 1tb hdd and i did not re-format the drive when installing windows
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April 19, 2014 2:16:59 AM

USAFRet said:
With what software were these weekly backups made?


just scheduled through windows
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a b G Storage
April 19, 2014 8:39:04 AM

Karmil08 said:
TyrOd said:
Karmil08 said:
my 120gb ssd crashed and was running weekly backups to my 1tb hard drive.
how do i transfer the backed up data onto my new 160gb HDD?
i just want a separate boot drive but ive already installed windows onto the 1tb HDD as i needed it for work, so ill need to transfer the bakup data onto the new drive and delete windows 7 and any basic apps ive installed (skype, chrome etc) from my main HDD.
thank you for any help :) 


You installed windows onto the 1TB drive that had the backup file on it? Did you reformat the drive first? Do you still see the backup files on the drive?


i still see the backup on the 1tb hdd and i did not re-format the drive when installing windows


Then Tom Tancredi's advice is your best option.
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April 21, 2014 1:21:51 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
A) take 1TB use SATA to USB cable or ext HDD case to plug in externally
B) only 160GB drive in system, clean install Windows.
C) Install all apps and drivers first.
D) then perform RESTORE from the BACKUP on the EXT 1TB to the PC


thanks for your help, it worked out fine now :) 
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