TO VERIFY THAT THE MAXTOR ONETOUCH EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE IS WORKING PROPERLY
1) Turn on the Maxtor OneTouch External Hard Drive with the black "rocker" switch on the back of the Drive.
2) Double-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop.
3) Double-click on the E: or F: Drive icon (whichever has the vertical, silver-gray icon that looks like the Maxtor External Hard Drive).
4) Double-click on the Retrospect Restore Points folder.
5) Double-click on the Retrospect folder.
6) Double-click on the RestorePoint folder.
7) Double-click on the 1-RestorePoint2 folder.
8) You should see many files inside the 1-RestorePoint2 folder that look like this:
9) Check the date in the far right column for the above files. It should be a recent date.
10) Close all open windows.
TO RESTORE A FILE THAT YOU ACCIDENTALLY DELETED (OR TO RESTORE THE WHOLE HARD DRIVE):
1) Open the Retrospect Express HD program. (Click on Start, then on All Programs, then on Dantz, then on Retrospect Express HD.)
2) Click on the Restore button.
3) Find the backup that you want to restore (by the date). Be sure that it says, “Local Disk (C: )” next to the correct date. (This will bring up the restore file containing all of the files on the internal hard drive.)
4) Click on Next.
5) Wait a few moments for the computer to recreate the list of folders in the C: Drive restore file.
6) Scroll down and click on the folder you want that contains the file you want to restore (or click to put a check mark next to the entire C: Drive if you want to restore the whole drive).
Caution: You could wipe out your entire hard drive or cause other very serious problems if you select to restore the entire C: Drive!
7) Click on Next.
8) At the prompt, “Restore your files to:,” click on one of the following:
- Their original location
- The following location: Desktop\My Documents\My Restored File\Restore1
Note: If you want to make the file(s) easier to find, you can click on the second option (but not if you are restoring the entire hard drive!).
9) Click on Restore.
10) Wait a few moments for the computer to restore the file(s).
11) To find the restored file(s), if you clicked on the second option in step 8 above, return to the Desktop, then double-click on the My Documents folder, then on the My Restored File folder, then on the Restore1 folder. You should see the restored file on the right.