I upgraded from Vista to Win7 adn backed up everything I needed . . except my skins.




Time for a DX widget to do it for me.


After a search in the DX galleries I *did* find these. . which doesn't help but are awfully cool.



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on Jan 29, 2011

Ah Zu.... Too bad. Are you sure A backup wasn't made for you? Might be called "Windows Old". Check Under "Users". And, take a look at this post. Print a copy.... https://forums.wincustomize.com/403821

on Jan 29, 2011

That's what happens when you spend all your time on Facebook calling some innocent fellow skinner names.




on Jan 29, 2011

Spend a little less time on your pants and a little more time on your backups.


on Jan 29, 2011

Why do I *ALWAYS* forget to back up my skins?

Forgo coz you spent so much time working on your Zubish Dictionary.

Yes, it's an important tome, but you must tend to 'other' priorities as well. 


But seriously, if you didn't format the drive prior to re-writing you should have the 'Windows Old' folder Doc is speaking of.

Your WB, IP and CFX files would be in Users/Public/Public Documents/Stardock...

Your DX and ObjectDock files in their respective folders in Program Files/Stardock....

Dreams should be in your documents folder... depending on personal preference...

LogonStudio should be in Program Data/Stardock/Logonstudio.

on Jan 29, 2011

I format.  That's how I roll.

I also do crossword puzzles in ink . . . oddly enough nonr of my words fit just right.  Go figure.

on Jan 29, 2011

zu, if you had taken my advice over that make over i gave you a few years back...........this would NEVER have happened!!!



on Jan 29, 2011

Bet no one else noticed both Doc's and Kitty's avatars vanish. Poof! Gone. Just like that. I really wish this weird stuff would happen to someone else. Jeez!

on Jan 29, 2011


Can't even spell his own name.


Hey Zu... go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932912/

This article describes how to restore personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista or of Windows 7.

In some scenarios, you may be unable to perform an upgrade from an earlier version of Windows. If you cannot upgrade, you may have to perform a custom installation. When you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista or of Windows 7, Windows creates a Windows.old folder that contains the files from your previous system. You may want to recover your personal files from the Windows.old folder, and move them to the custom installation of Windows.

To have us restore personal files for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to restore personal files yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9760027  <----- tool

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. In the File Download dialog box, click Run, and follow the steps in the Fix it Wizard.

Restore personal files
Microsoft Fix it 50582

  • The Windows.old folder that contains the files from your previous system should exist on the computer.
  • You may receive some error messages in the command prompt when you run the package. You can ignore the error messages.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.



Should be a tool to help restore your personal files.


on Jan 30, 2011

I format. That's how I roll.

Doc...you must have missed this part.

on Jan 30, 2011

I did.... too bad he chose that option. Poor Zu. Crap. Thought I found a rescue for him.

on Jan 30, 2011

The windows.old thing didn't happen?


Always does for me. I always have to spend 1/2 hour deleting it.

on Jan 30, 2011

Nope... he formatted pre install.

on Jan 30, 2011

Formatting is like taking a giant eraser to your HDD. If it isn't saved its gone. Sorry to hear that Zubaz.

on Jan 30, 2011

I always format before a fresh install...it's cleaner. My installs normally go like this.....

OK, am I ready... did I back everything up...

pictures, check

music, check

documents, check

games and programs I can't replace, check

OK, lets's do this...ok to delete partition...yes

ARRRRR...SHIT...STOP....damn, did I back up last years taxes?

Oh well, guess I didn't need those.

on Jan 30, 2011

There's always something. Here's what I plan to do when I'm ready. First..... my backup partition is where everything goes that I have done or downloaded. This gets copied first to my Xternal HDD. Then My documents folder, Libraries, download folder, Utilities, programs...essentially everything that I access from my screen. That takes care of just about all I'll need. Being that I have all the installer packages returning my programs, while tedious, makes it easier. I have triple redundancy. A back up for my back up.

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