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HP Notebook PCs - How to Restore Backup Files Created During the F11 Backup Procedure
This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with Windows Vista.
Pressing f11 starts either HP Recovery Manager or HP Backup and Recovery Manager, depending on which software is installed on your computer. If you used either of these programs to back up your files, you can easily restore them using the same program. Please note that the restore process can take between 20 and 40 minutes to start. Please do not close the Recovery Manager File Restore Program after starting the restore process.
During the HP Recovery Manager backup operation, a folder named MINWINPC was created on the USB storage device. Inside this folder is a executable file named backup.exe. If you backed up a large number of files, there may also be one or more additional backup files with a .fbw extension.
If you used the Microsoft Backup and Restore Center program to back up your files, you must use the Microsoft Backup and Restore Center to restore your files. You cannot use HP Recovery Manager or HP Backup and Recovery Manager to restore files created with the Microsoft Backup and Restore Center. Please see the Restoring files section of HP Notebook PCs - Use Windows Basic Backup and Restore Center to Back Up Files in Vista for information about how to restore your files with the Windows Backup and Restore Center.
Restoring backup files using HP Recovery Manager
To restore backup files that you created using HP Recovery Manager, follow the steps below.
You can now decide which files go with your applications (such as .jpg files that belong to a certain application on your computer) and which files are personal files, and choose the location(s) in which you want to store these file(s).
Restoring backup files using HP Backup and Recovery Manager
To restore your files using HP Backup and Recovery Manager, follow the steps below.
Your files are returned to their original file locations.