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How to an Acronis backup

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HI,

By mistake I tried to open an Acronis backup using workpad (didn´t work of course) - but
how can I undo this and open the backup the usual way just by doubleclicking?
Many thanks!
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From Acronis, click open and select the backup file you've created!!
Make sure the backups are associated with the main program. By double clicking them, it will open acronis and load the backup automatically

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Commented:

I was using Acronis when by mistake I tried to open the backup file with workpad -
so now all my backup flie icons have the workpad sign!
Is there a solution to this?
Yes, there is !! Open "my computer" then click on tools -> folder option -> file types, check the extension correponding to acronis backups , click on change and select acronis as the program for the extensions to be associated to

Regards

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Commented:

My intention was to restore the pc using the Acronis backup. Until now I just have the backup on an external drive not the PC. So there should be no backup under My computer.
Yes, but the "my computer" solution i gave you was to assign the backups to the acronis software. What you can do also is rightclick on the backup the the control button pressed and select "open with...", then choose acronis. It will open acronis and load your backup automatically.

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Commented:

When I rightclick on the backup it just says "document can´t be opened". Acronis are unfortunately not among the  alternatives you can choose from.
1 - have you got 2 partitions on your hard drive, and can you copy the backup image to your harddrive? Make sure acronis is installed there then repeat the right-click steps


OR

2 - Open acronis and select the back up to restore from your external harddrive

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Commented:

Ok - I will check it by making a restore - it will take approx 4 hours - then I´ll come back and tell you the result.

Author

Commented:

The restore went well so now everything is working again.

 Many thank for your efforts!
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