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Anders Rasmussen
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Problems with re-establishing a back-up

I’m using Portable Apps suite, primarily Thunderbird, and enjoying it.

However I have messed up quite a lot and am now in a bit of a problem.

Somehow Thunderbird has been deleted from my USB-disk. I think it is be course I took the disk out while the laptop was in standby-mode, but with Thunderbird still running. The suite-interface is still showing a disk usage corresponding to Thunderbird still being there, but my XP is showing that it is gone. The Thunderbird folder has formed to a 1-KB unknown file and the icon removed from the suite-interface.

Now, I have luckily backed-up the entire disk not long ago. But when I run the re-enabling back-up the system starts loading for a long time, states that the back-up is successfully re-established, but nothing changes – Thunderbird is still not there. I have also tried to just drag and drop Thunderbird from the back-up zip to the USB-disk, but calls for some odd error-message. I can, however, open Thunderbird directly from the back-up zip.

My idea now is to format the disk, re-install PA-suite and establish the back-up – but I’m not sure if that will work. Therefore I would like to hear if anybody here has any suggestions as to how to get my back-up working?

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Anders

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Fix the corruption

You'll need to fix the corruption before you can restore the backup. This means you should run the error check; if you're using the latest version of the Platform, in Options there's an item to check disk for errors. If you run that, it should fix things up. You will probably still need to delete that X:\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable directory which has become a file manually. Then, after you've done all that, you should be able to restore the backup properly.

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Anders Rasmussen
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Hmm, that sort of didn't

Hmm, that sort of didn't work.

When I run the control disk for errors it comes up saying that everything is fine.

However, I have now first drag and dropped Thunderbird from the backup zip to the disk, and then done a re-establish backup. That made Thurderbird running again, but a have a funny feeling that something is still not completely right. The used/available MB is not the same from suite-interface and the winXP count, and the system seems somewhat slower that usual.

Could I format the disk and simple unzip the backup on the stick afterwards?

Thanks for the reply!
Anders

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Should be able to

You should be able to do that if you want to, if it was a full drive backup, not just app data or documents. It might be a good idea to look at the zip file before you scrap everything to make sure it's all of what you want. Maybe run another backup before reformatting too.

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Anders Rasmussen
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It worked!

I think Wink

Thx for the reply!

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