restoring some ms files on linux

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restoring some ms files on linux

Postby Crewp on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:11 pm

Hi I'd like to know if it is possible to restore some backed up MS files ( pictures and recipes ) on my linux system ?
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Re: restoring some ms files on linux

Postby oboedad55 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:50 pm

Crewp wrote:Hi I'd like to know if it is possible to restore some backed up MS files ( pictures and recipes ) on my linux system ?


More than likely. What media are the files on? Should be a simple matter of copy/paste to the desired directories.
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Re: restoring some ms files on linux

Postby Crewp on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:59 pm

They are on back up dvd's from windows 7 ( which is no longer available) when I tried to restore them with linux back up utility nothing :cry:
I'm using linux mint 14 cinnamon, and was hoping to be able to get this info back ?
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Re: restoring some ms files on linux

Postby gnuuser on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:05 pm

if you used a backup program they have probably been stored as data files.
reading them with the file manager will show them to have either a dat. or bak. extension
recovering them for transfer to your linux system will require restoring them on a windows machine and direct copied to dvd or usb hard drive
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Re: restoring some ms files on linux

Postby Crewp on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:08 pm

OK, i KNOW SOME ONE WITH WINDOWS 7, I'LL TRY IT AND REPORT BACK, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO GUIDE ME ALONG :D
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Re: restoring some ms files on linux

Postby gnuuser on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:52 pm

your welcome
thats what we are here for
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