greetings: i'm absolutely new to this type of imaging/saving software ... anyway, i just purchased ATI and i copied my entire c: drive to an external hard drive (f:, in my case). i went into the f: drive and could see that all the infor had been transferred; but i can't view any of it. by this i mean that i just wanted to scan a few word processing or program files to see that things were in place. but all i get is the message saying that windows doesn't know what kind of program should be used to open this file. now, it's quite possible that i don't fully understand how this backup works. but was expecting that, in many ways, it was no different than a small usb that was used to store certain programs. why this is all impt is that i have problem with windows that is going to require me to reinstall. so, i wanted to move all my data to another drive and then move it back over once the new installation is complete. but i'm reluctant to move until i can see that i really have stuff to move. any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks.