N/APosted on - 09/20/2011
I had configured automatic files and folder backups to take place at midnight every night. I have accepted the default of letting Windows decide what files and folders to back up.
A file that my brother is working on for a school project has been corrupted. I am concerned that because I did not specify my brother's Documents library, he cannot restore the file from backup.
What do I do?
Supporting Backup And Restore folder
Restore the lost file from a recent backup. Many programs create backups automatically. Microsoft Word, for example, backs up ".doc" files as ".wbk" files under the same folder. In this case, rename the ".wbk" file as ".doc" to open it.
Use the Windows Disk Utility. If you run Windows 98 or Millennium, click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and Scan Disk. Select the appropriate drive. Click Thorough Check, Automatically Fix Errors and then press Start.
If you run Windows 2000 or XP, open My Computer and right-click on the drive. Select Properties and then Tools. Check the "Now" option. Check both available options and click Start.
Utilize the System Restore tool after an installation or accidental disk format. A feature of Windows XP and Millennium is, it rolls system files back to an earlier state when everything works. Software installations, updates or removals sometimes make unwanted changes to the system.