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Use Retrospect to check for disappeared files ?

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With the recent Windows October Update disaster, where users have been reporting that their files or even programs disappeared on their machines, I was wondering if I could use Retrospect to just do a compare of a backup and a local folder, and get a report of the differences so that I can see what files are in the backup but not in the local folder.

Of course, I could do a restore to a different location and then compare both folders but that seems a bit cumbersome with an unnecessary restore.

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From from memory...

If you set up a Restore with the option to replace missing files the click then button to view the files that will be restored a list of files should be shown. Files with a black diamond exist in both the backup and the destination. Files without a black diamond exist only in the backup. (I don't have access to Retrospect today so can't say the exact steps.)

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