How to Restore Files from Backup on your PC?

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

In many situations, it is necessary to restore files from backup to make computer data safe on your PC.

Why Do You Need to Restore Files From Backup?

With the development of the computer network, the importance of information security is becoming more and more obvious. But the importance of data backup is often ignored by people. As long as data transmission, data storage and data exchange appears, it is possible to produce data fault. At this time, if you do not take some methods and measures in data backup and data recovery, it will cause the loss of data. Sometimes the loss is irreparable and incalculable. Besides you may delete important files, change the files incorrectly but cannot back to original version, or virus attacks computer, even some natural disasters cause files damage. If once having backed files, even if the original files are lost, you can restore files. So restoring files from backup is very easy, important and necessary.

Notes before Restoring Files from Backup

  • Backup files into files image before files recovery. As long as you backup files, files can be able to be restored from backup when files lost.
  • Check image whether right. Before recovering files from backup, you should check the files image and ensure files are correct. If the image is faulty, the files which are restored also are wrong.
  • You can backup files, folders, system, disk and partition to an internal and external devices, USB, DVD, NAS, or network.
  • Selective Backup. You can choose some important data to backup according to needs and it doesn’t take more space.

How to Restore Files from Backup?

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a good tool for users to restore files from backup. You can use the software to backup and restore files, folders, system, partitions and disks. Also it supports incremental and different backup, and schedule backup. With the powerful functions, data safety can be guaranteed. But how do you restore files from backup? Here come the detailed steps for files recovery as follows.

Step 1: Firstly, you should create a file backup. And then you can restore files from backup.

Step 2: Go to “Home” to find the file backup for recovery. Please click “Restore”.


Step 3: Next you will see the following screenshot and then click “Next”.


Step 4: Here list the file image that you have backed up and click “next” for recovery.


Step 5: Click” Next”, there will be two options, one is “Restore to original location” and another is “Restore to a new location”, you can choose according to your own need.


Step 6: Click “Start Restore” and file has been restored.


In summary, it is easy to restore file from backup and avoid many problems. In addition to file restore, AOMEI Backupper also supports disk restore, system restore, and partition restore.

If the file contains system file, after you restore it, computer will restart. During restarting computer, the operations can be finished.