Restore files and folders using EaseUS Todo Backup Free in Windows
You can restore items both from File/Smart Backups and Disk/System Backups in EaseUS Todo Backup Free 7.0.
Please remember to connect the external drive you dedicated for backups before launching the program.
If you have not yet opened the backup program, minimize all open windows using keyboard shortcut Windows Key+M and double-click the EaseUS Todo Backup Free icon on Desktop.
In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8,1, this will spawn User Account Control. Click Continue or Yes.
In case you see an update prompt, click Download and Install to perform the update. This might take several minutes to complete.
After the process completes, you have to relaunch the program. Click Restart now.
In program's main window, click Recovery for the task you want to recover files from.
If you have deleted a backup task, but retained its image files, you can locate these by clicking Browse to Recover on top right.
For password-protected/encrypted backups, input your password and click OK.
In the File recovery window, the latest backup has been selected. To use an earlier one, click History Version in top left.
For Disk and System Backups, choose File mode to restore individual files and folders.
In File mode, you have three different options for restoring files or folders:
- If you know exactly where the file or folder you need to restore was, use the first option - Files tab. Browse to the file or folder location and select the items to restore.
- If you want to restore all files of certain type (extension), such as only MP3, AVI or DOC files, use the Types tab to add file extensions.
- If you do not know where the file or folder was, but you know at least a part of its name, use the third tab - Search.
Here's an example of recovering specific folders:
Here's an example of searching for files or folders to recover. Enter full file name or part of name in the search box on the right.
Please note that searching Disk and System Backups takes more time, several minutes is completely normal for smaller backups.
Unless the folder or file you need to restore has been deleted, it is recommended to put restored files in a new folder to prevent accidental overwrites. Select Specify a recovery location and click Browse.
Choose a folder (My Documents works fine in most cases) and add a new folder by clicking Create folder in the bottom left of Browse For Folder window. Name the folder and click OK.
If the file or folder you need to restore does not exist anymore, you can leave the Recover to original location option selected instead. In case you know you want to overwrite the items, tick the Replace existing files check box, too.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free will confirm this decision.
Click Proceed on the bottom right of File recovery window to start the restoration process.
After completion, verify that there are no error messages and click Finish.