What sort of restore did he do? And what manufacturer of system does he/she have? A proper Windows XP System Restore does not usually loose files as described. However, if he used the shop supplied CD to restore, they very often restore to the ex-shop state. As for "My old disk structure", this sounds rather like an OEM/shop thing, but we can only guess at this stage not knowing what make of PC it is. George. ________________________________ From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of G Ward Sent: 29 December 2005 17:24 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] HELP PLEASE Hi All A friend has sent me the following message can anybody help My computer through a wobbler this morning and I have had to do a system restore. It has kindly saved all my previous files and programmes in a file called "My old disk structure". Does anyone know how I restore these back to where they were originally saved as I cant access them where they are and none of the programmes show on the start menu.