To learn about File Restore, we should first get to know what is File Backup. File backup is an activity of creating a backup image for a specific file or folder so as to enhance the data security. We can use this feature to prevent data loss by backing up file from local hard disk to other partition, external hard drive, USB device, DVD/CD, or even Networks. As for File Restore, it is an operation which is taken to recover file or folder to its original state when the file or folder has become damaged, modified or moved. The major function of File Restore is to recover lost data from secondary storage device to the local hard disk drive.
You must create a File Backup before you can do File Restore (alias File Recovery). You're strongly advised to backup your file or folder to external hard drive or any other secondary storage device. By doing so, you can easily regain the lost data even if the entire source disk is crashed
As we all know, our computer may broke down from time to time due to many unknown reasons after years of use. Even if your computer has a pretty outstanding current work performance, the issue of data security should not be viewed lightly. Since our valuable data is vulnerable to many daily unknown menace, to make a backup for those precious files and folder in advance is necessary. Then, here come the question – When we need to do file restore? We summarized and concluded some of the main reasons as below:
You can click the "Restore" option under the "Home" tab.
Choose the backup which you want to restore in the Backup List, after that click “Next”.
As a result of Step 2, you will get a new window to notice you to select a backup time point to restore. Choose one point and click “Next” to continue.
Select the files from the list tree below. As you can see from the screenshot, I ticked the C to restore all files and folders in this C drive. Click “Next” to go to next step.
Select a location, and then the program will restore these files to it. There are two options: “Restore to original location” or “Restore to a new location”, you could choose whichever one according to your needs. Click “Start Restore” to start this operation.
As you can see from the following screenshot, the operation has been completed successfully.
AOMEI Backupper is a sophisticated and FREE backup software. It not only provides features to do File Backup & Restore, System Backup, Disk Backup and Partition Backup, but also offer Disk Clone and Partition Clone functions. Just like the old version of AOMEI Backupper, the new version still retains all the original functions. For example, you can do full backup, incremental backup or differential backup according to your needs; more than that, you also can add schedule on to backup tasks to realize automatic backup. Therefore, one may ask; what’s the difference between the new version and the old version?
Actually, the new version has improved and upgraded many aspects from the old version. The main difference is there are many new features have been added on to the new version. One of the most eye-catching features is File Backup and File Restore. AOMEI Backupper will assure absolute security for your files which have been backed up. With the help of this function, you can simply choose the specific files or folders to restore. This operation is as easy as copy and paste; moreover, you can do it in a considerably short period of time.