I have just regraded my MS WIN 2000 Pro back to MS Win ME. When in Win2000 I backedup some files from MY DOCUMENTS; I now want to reload these into my present OS i.e. WIN ME, but find the info comes out in some sort of 'code' with lots of little squares, or strange Greek?Balkan language, except for one small part that comes out in plain English. What went wrong and how can I fix it?
You say you backed up files. Did you use a backup program for this or do you mean that you copied them as they were on to your Zip disk? If the former, you will have to use the same program to open and re-install your backup to where it should be. If the latter, it is likely that 2000 is not backwards compatible with Me.
Backwards copatibility is not something that is of much importance usually as people do not normally make retrograde steps when changing their equipment.
All advice is appreciated. I backed up selected files from MY DOCUMENTS when I had WIndows 2000 (which was giving me a lot of hassle and finally crashed out on me). I backedup into a Zip disk by going to the Backup Wizard in WIN 2000 Now when I wanted to load into my 'new' reinstalled Windows ME it comes out in gobbledegook little squares etc. except for one of the files which came out OK in plain English; all the other files were this gibberish stuff. Oddly enough this gobbledegook/gibberish also turned up yesterday when I downloaded an email attachment. (My ISP is AOL).
"you simply run the ZipDisk through the Resore portion of the program."
Thanks for your message timed at 01.45 this morning. I'll clutch at any straw but I don't know my way around PC-land. Would you please give me slow & simple step by step idiot-proof guidance on how I do as you suggested. e.g. the only Restore thingammy I can find in Win ME is the SYSTEM RESTORE - and I feel sure you don't mean that.
I'm sorry I no longer use ME, so I can't actually look it up for you, but -
Restore is actually part of the backup program - it's the section that does the opposite of the backup. If you look in Help for the backup program, I feel sure it'll guide you through the restore process.