Restore File Backup

In this tutorial you can follow the step-by-step procedure for restoring a file backup with Nero BackItUp. The content of the file backup is restored during this process. You can exclude individual files from the restore process or select specific files to be restored. It is even possible to choose a drive backup to restore individual files. In contrast to a drive backup restore process, a file backup does not allow the restore of programs or operating systems.

To restore a file backup, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Restore > Restore Files menu.
    • The Restore files and folders - Select files/folders from a backup or searched result to restore screen is displayed. The executed backups are displayed in the middle pane.
    Select a backup
  2. If the backup you want to restore is not displayed, click the Browse button to search for it on hard disk.
  3. Select the desired backup.
    • The files and folders of the backup are displayed in the right area.
  4. Select a folder in the left to show the contained files in the right.
  5. Select the check box preceding the folder or the file that you want to restore.
  6. Click the button.
    • The Restore files and folders - Please select restore options screen is displayed.
    Restore options
  7. If you want to restore the backup to the original path, select the Restore to original path option button.
  8. If you want to migrate user specific folders, enable the Migrate user specific folders to current user check box.
  9. AttentionImage

    Migrate user specific folders to current user refers to user-specific folders such as My Documents which will be restored to path of the user who is currently logged in. If you clear this check box then Nero BackItUp will restore the user-specific folders to the user path under which the backup was saved.

  10. Click the button.
  • The restore is carried out and the final screen is displayed. You can follow the process status in the task bar.

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