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Re: PAF RECOVERY AFTER HARD DRIVE CRASH
Posted by: Cliff Barney (ID *****1498) Date: December 08, 2003 at 03:54:50
In Reply to: PAF RECOVERY AFTER HARD DRIVE CRASH by KGRUENEICHCAREY of 4837

Hi Kay -

The PAF database can be fully recovered & transferred to your new hard drive *IF* you are able to access data on your old hard drive. Often, even with a hard-drive crash, one can access files on the drive with the old operating system DOS; if so, the files can simply be copied and then transferred to your new drive. If the old drive cannot be accessed with DOS, then it can still likely be accessed (by a pro) in hexadecimal form.

The PAF backup creates a .ZIP file. You can open this file from within PAF [FILE Menu --> click on "Restore."] You will be prompted to browse your system until you find the correct .zip file (which you say resides on a 3 1/2" floppy in the A-Drive?)

Hope this helps?

-- Cliff in Virginia


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