I did what I did -- there is probably a difference technically between restore & recover -- restore or recover, from within the TI program. It offers the choice to recover, I think it says, disks or files, and I selected disks, and the program began restoring/recovering. When it was almost completed, according to the moving line produced telling the progress, it stopped and showed a message which I did not copy down. I understand File History is a Windows app, not connected to TI. At this point, I can try to find someone using TI and get them to create what I need to recover/restore the tib data. I might even have to repurchase it. As I look back on this, I think my error was in not testing or verifying the TI boot disk. Something happened to my system, corrupting my Quicken data file & who knows what else. You have been helpful & I thank you.
OK, I have installed Windows and am back to the computer. I had the download/install file for TI on my flashdrive, so I have installed Acronis. TI says the data in a tib file can be recovered in Windows Explorer Recovering files in Windows Explorer. Here is the statement:
"To recover files and folders directly from Windows Explorer:
Double-click the corresponding .tib file, and then browse to the file or folder that you want to recover.
Copy the file or folder to a hard disk."
I want to recover all that is in the tib file. I can recover a folder at a time, but I also designated "Documents" as the entity to back up, with several other things not in that library. When I open TI, there are no backups shown since there have been none made with this installation, so recovering the files from using Explorer seems best. it says I could create a recovery disk and recover using that, too. But if I am restoring "Documents" and all under it, what is the destination to be entered?
I did explore the Recovery drive. It is a 10 G flash drive with 4+ G used. It looks like it has everything needed, Boot and EFI folders, and a Microsoft folder, Fonts folder. I do not know why it was not recognized. Thanks again for your assistance.
Yes, Restore and Recover can mean two different things. When I said Restore, I meant wiping the drive and restoring Windows from your .tib file. Recovery to me would be getting data files back, i.e recovering data.
You can choose a different target folder for the data recovery. If you had a "Documents" folder, you could create an "OldDocs" folder and extract the .tib data there.
But if I am restoring "Documents" and all under it, what is the destination to be entered?
I don't use TI to backup my data, only my OS and applications. I don't see benefit to trapping my data in a .tib file. I have multiple external USB HDs with my data on it, including copies at another location (ex. work, mom's house, etc).
Again, this is completely separate from TI. You'd use the Windows Recovery drive if Windows wasn't bootable and you wanted to do a System Restore or a Clean Install.
I did explore the Recovery drive. It is a 10 G flash drive with 4+ G used. It looks like it has everything needed, Boot and EFI folders, and a Microsoft folder, Fonts folder. I do not know why it was not recognized.
SyncBackFree is what I use with my DATA as I have 17 years of Family Genealogy work, about 600 GB worth so far, that I would sure hate to have disappear.
I have 3 USB hdds, of which only one is on site at any time. Plus 5 of my children and my brothers and sisters all have a copy.
The OS, I am not worried about at all, I will just reinstall it and the programs. But that is just my take on it
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