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S.M.A.R.T said my hard drive was going to crash and that I was to backup all my files immediately. I backed up everything onto my simpletech simpledrive 500gb external. I bought a new hard drive. Intalled it. Installed window vista 32bit and now would like to reinstall all my backed up files. I am showing stuff such as program files/ESET/ESET NOD32 antivirus/...and from here, dat files and a folder called Mozilla Thunderbird. I cannot get my programs to work. Please help.


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When you backup your software, you need to backup the installation files, not the software once it is installed as the installation procedure places various files within the Windows system folders. Simply restoring the backed up files will not re-install that software. You should back up your data files etc but the software on your old drive will need to be re-installed from scratch.
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