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  1. I'm using Retrospect Express HD 2.5 on a computer wtih Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 installed. My backup drive is an Iomega Silver Series. Recently, I noticed my computer's hard drive did not have as much free space on it as I thought it should, so I ran a disk usage utility to find out what was causing this situation. The utility's results indicated that Retrospect restore points are taking up most of the computer's used hard disk space. Afrer locking some restore points I want to save, I started to delete the other restore points. I have been following the procedure in the tutorial on deleting Retrospect restore points and this procedure seems to be successfully deleting the restore points I want to delete. However, the disk usage utility indicates that, despite Retrospect Express' claims that it is reclaiming disk space, the amount of used hard disk space remains the same. Does it take time for the disk space reclaimed by deleting Retrospect restore points to register, or is there something else I need to be doing? Thanks for any advice.
  2. I'm using Retrospect Express HD 2.5 on a computer with Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3 installed and an Iomega Silver Series external hard drive. I have been trying to reinstall some files I recently lost, among them my Outlook Express address book. I found an article on a web site that said the Outlook Express address book is located in C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data/Microsoft\Address Book\user_name.wab. I went into Restrospect Express, found the file name on the backup hard drive matching the above path for the address book, selected it and when Retrospect Express prompted me to select either the original location on C: or another location to which I wanted to restore the file, I selected the original location on C:. I clicked the Restore button and, after awhile the restore appeared to complete. However, when I went into Outlook Express to see if my address book was restored, the address book apparently did not restore. Can anyone help me resolve this issue? Thanks for any help!
  3. I have RDB files in a folder on my external hard drive. Retrospect Express did an automatic backup today which I didn't think it ran as long as it should have. In checking the dates on my RDB files after today's backup, I noticed that only a few of the files had the current date associated with them. The date associated with most of the RDB files is the date of a previous backup. During each backup, does Retrospect Express only back up files that were added or changed since the last backup, even if you configure it to back up all files on your computer during a backup? I'm using Retrospect Express HD 2.5 and have Windows XP Home SP3 installed on my computer. Thanks for any help!
  4. I apologize if someone has asked this question before. However, I checked this forum ahead of time and didn't see any posts addressing this issue, so I'm proceeding. I recently attached an Iomega Silver Series backup drive to my computer and installed Retrospect Express HD 2.5. When I went to My Computer in Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3 installed) and looked at the contents of the backup drive after completing a backup, I noticed an icon labeled Recycled and two folders, one labeled Retrospect Restore Points and the other labeled System Volume Information. When I clicked on the Recycled icon, I saw only a partial list of my Outlook Express folders. The total size of the files in the Retrospect Restore Points folder matches the amount of used disk space when I select My Computer-->Backup Drive-->Properties and this amount appears to match the amount of files on my computer's hard drive. I need to remove some files from my computer's hard drive but but before I do this, I need to make sure these files are on the backup hard drive. However, in looking at the contents of the backup drive, I don't see very many file names that appear to match the names of the files on my computer. How can I make sure the contents of my backup drive are the same as the contents of my computer's hard drive? Thanks for any help with this.
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