Last week my C drive (SSD) with all my programs on it failed suddenly. My other D drive (HDD) with all my data survived, and all my backup files made on 1st January 2020 using ‘EaseUS Todo Backup Home’ software on an external HDD have also survived. I have now replaced the C drive (SSD) and re-installed the the programs. The only things I cannot find a way of re-installing are all my previous emails that were in Local Folders.
By using the ‘EaseUS Todo Backup’ software I have restored from the external backup drive the full email system that was originally on my C drive that I made on 1st January before the crash but unfortunately I had previously set up the target backup directory as:
whereas my newly installed installation of eM Client has the default target backup directory as:
Consequently I have still not got back my previous emails back into their Local Folders. I have not yet performed a backup into the new directory so that folder is still empty.
Question 1 - Would it be OK for me to change the new target backup folder to be the same as the old one that now has the files in it and can you see any problem in me trying to recover my previous emails in that way?
Question 2 - Does a successful backup restoration produce the same local folder structure that was there before and does it put the old emails back into the correct folders?
Question 3 - Before I go and do the wrong thing and cause more problems, please can you confirm that these are typical of the types of files that I should have in my backup folder because these are the files that I have there and are what I will be trying to recover if you say it should be OK:
3b8fbcf0-c421-47fb-9335-12984db7063a (2.53MB, 30 files, 3 folders)
5c9349b6-3502-418e-a9af-40d10c91e453 (22.4MB, 30 files, 3 folders)
8937fc01-f0dc-4132-918f-e00e02e02951 (1.52, 27 files, 2 folders)
Archive (612KB, 15 files, 0 folders)
Local Folders (1.82MB, 39 files, 0 folders)
Logs (1.91MB, 59 files, 0 folders)
Search Folders (1.45MB, 39 files, 0 folders)
- numerous groups of PDF files, ‘dat-bak’ files, ‘dat-shm’ files, ‘dat-wal’ files.
Any assistance offered will be very gratefully received. Many thanks,