While I've made archives and have them stored on an external drive, I've never actually used them. Current challenge: My dvd drives (both) no longer write to dvd-rw disks. The drives work fine with everything else (dvd-r, cd-rw, etc.). So I wonder if there is a software or registry screwup somewhere. My secondary snapshot is from around 5 months ago. Booting to that doesn't resolve the issue. So I want to go back further. How do I use the archives? Do I have to convert them to snapshots, and if so, how do I do that? This would allow me to go back further in time.