Can you explain more about what happened during the crash and how you got
the system back up? In other words, how did you get the backup drive after
the computer crashed? (did you back up to D:, and then C: failed, so you
replaced C: with D: and reinstalled the OS?) We'd really like to understand
There are ways to rejoin the files. Here's one suggested by a developer:
It is possible to join two or more files together using the '+' syntax on
copy smallfile1+smallfile2+smallfile3 largefile
The copy command above has to have "/b" switch in order to prevent
terminating reading from the chunk at the 1st ctrl-z.
There are also other tools on the Internet for this, such as tucows.com or
download.com. We just split the files at the byte level, so they can just be
"glued" back together.
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"W" <W@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I backed up my files (not the full system backup) using the Vista Backup
> tool. My computer crashed and it wont allow me to restore from the drive
> that I had previously backed my files up to (it says its a system drive
> some reason). I do, however, see the backup catalog on the drive and can
> access the files within. Most of the files can be located and restored
> by dragging them out of the compressed folders but the large files
> have been split into multiple files with the same file name and won't open
> with Media Player any longer.
> Any suggestions on how to get these movie files to work (or to tell
> that my backup drive is not a system drive)?
> Any help would be appreciated.