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McAfee Backup & Restore Discontinued (+ Not Compatible With Windows 7)

McAfee Backup & Restore Discontinued (+ Not Compatible With Windows 7)

It has been replaced by McAfee Online Backup.

McAfee Data Back-up is not compatible with Windows 7** and above, therefore the product is no longer included in any protection packages.

If your previous backups were performed with the default McAfee Backup and Restore encryption and compression settings disabled, these files are directly accessible to you on any Windows computer, including Windows 7, but you can download this standalone utility from the below link and install in an XP or Vista machine and restore the files then later you can transfer them to the Windows 7 PC.

See file attached at the bottom of this post.  It is good for restoring the original files once only and will not work after that.  You must use different software for subsequent work.

This standalone utility functions the same way as the version of the product included with McAfee Internet Security and McAfee Total Protection.

Following installation, launch the McAfee Backup and Restore utility on the Windows XP or Vista machine and do the following:

   1. On the Missing Files tab at the bottom of the screen, click Browse, then navigate to the location where the archive is stored.

      NOTE: Archived folder names have the following format:


          * ddmmyy is the date on which the files were archived
          * hh-mm-ss is the time on which the files were archived
          * *** is either Full or Inc, depending on whether a full or quick archive was performed
   2. Select the most recent dated folder with an F in the folder file name, and then click OK. Files contained in the selected location appear in the Missing Files list, ready to be restored.
   3. If you want all files to be restored, click Restore All. Otherwise, select the individual files you want restored.

**Windows 7 has its own Data Backup software, see:

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