All the projects, symbols and components were embedded inside the folder located in C:\MentorGrapics\Vesys\embeddeddata. I simply copied the 'embeddeddata' folder from the old copy that i had backed up over into the folder that was created with the new installation hence over-writing all the data in there with what i had originally. I had to run the latest patch over again for Vesys to run properly again as some of the data that was overwritten was causing vesys not to load.
I currently have restored all my work and also have the new patch running with the improved ability to render off page cross reference text. I'm content with the way things are running now unless there are some unforeseen issues that i may have overlooked with the process i described.