I am using the Windows 7 Professional backup utility to backup files on my C drive to a USB drive.
I attempted to do a test restore of those files from another workstation and the backup utility was not able to see the files. I used another workstation to simulate my machine crashing.
On the other workstation, when I chose “select another backup to restore files from” and I browse to the location of the backup files, I get “Windows was not able to find any backup sets on \\servername\my-location-w
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Also, if I copy the files from the USB drive and save them to a network drive, I can’t restore them from the other workstation either. Same errors as above.
It seems that in Windows 7, you can only restore backups that were done by that workstation, other workstations can’t see the backup files.
My questions is, if my machine crashes and I need to restore the files I backed up to the USB drive to a new or replacement machine, how can I do it?