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Recovering files and folders to secondary HDD after SSD installation

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Hello all. I just installed a Crucial M4 120 GB SSD to use as a boot drive and the installation went fine. My problem is now I want to recovery files and folders from an external HD that I saved using the Windows 7 back-up utility. I wanted to transfer these to what is now the secondary drive, a 1 TB WD Black for data and storage. I wasn't thinking ahead about the files and folders being in a compressed format. If I try to run recovery for the folders and sub-folders, I get a jumbled mess that will be a pain in the butt to sort out. In hindsight, I think I would have been better served by just copying the important folders (pictures, docs, and Steam apps) to the external HD, then moving them back. This is my first time attempting this, and as you can see, I botched it. Any suggestions for a quick solution?
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Well when you use the transfer wizard to transfer it back to your HDD it should keep the folder/file structure intact. Then you can just delete what you don't want. I wouldn't say it was botched though, you just created a couple more steps is all
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