Retrieving files onto a new computer


I am hopeless with computers.  I have a WD My Book Essential and I use it to back up two computers.

My question is how do I retrieve the files backed up from one computer onto a new computer.

I would like the files to be in the right place on the new computer so that I can access all my word files etc when I am away.

Best wishes


It will depend on what you used for backup. Manual backup, Smartware, other backup softwate? If you used software you’ll have to follow their directions.

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i backed up using the software that came with the drive.  I can retrieve onto the same computer fine, but not onto another computer.  Does this help.