Downloaded WD SmartWare hoping it would help me “restore” my backup files to another external drive so I can see my original file names. When WD or SeaGate backed up files, they put them in tons of different folders named Backup Set X - Backup Set 2000+.
They’re useless to me, as I can’t tell what’s in them unless I open them one by one. that would take months probably. none of my original file names are showing. we’re talking probably close to 30000 photos, tons of music, and tons of documents.
Has anyone “restored” backups so the file compression would be removed and the original file names shown?
I’m not looking to reformat my computer or have the old backup files supercede all the new ones, just want to be able to open them easier so i can find old files. i bought a 5T desktop expansion drive just so i could restore my old stuff somewhere without jeopardizing my existing computer’s contents, some of the folders for which likely have the same names as backup files. But I am scared to do this using SmartWare in case i screw it up. was hoping for a restore link so i can restore specific files with huge file names WD renamed them, as well as entire sets of backup files, but can’t figure it out from the SeaGate Dashboard or WD’s SmartWare.