I need to restore a backup archive made previously with McAfee Backup and Restore and I have already upgraded to Windows 7, what can I do?
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.
However, if your previous backups were performed with either encryption or compression enabled, McAfee has made available a standalone version of McAfee Backup and Restore that you can download and install on a separate XP or Vista machine that has access to the storage location of the backup archives previously made with McAfee Backup and Restore.
You can download this standalone utility from: http://us.mcafee.com/root/eol_mback.asp
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: