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Restore files and folders using EaseUS Todo Backup Free in Windows

By , Last modified: 2014-10-13.

How to restore files and folders from EaseUS Todo Backup Free backups in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1

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.
Windows 8 Desktop. Double-click 'EaseUS Todo Backup Free' icon to launch the program.

In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8,1, this will spawn User Account Control. Click Continue or Yes.
Windows 8, User Account Control dialog for Loader.exe for EaseUS Todo Backup. Click Yes.

In case you see an update prompt, click Download and Install to perform the update. This might take several minutes to complete.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, update notification. Click 'Download and Install'.

After the process completes, you have to relaunch the program. Click Restart now.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, restart to finish installing update. Click 'Restart now'.

Restoring files and folders from EaseUS Todo Backup Free backups

In program's main window, click Recovery for the task you want to recover files from.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free. Click 'Recovery' to select which files or folders to restore.

If you have deleted a backup task, but retained its image files, you can locate these by clicking Browse to Recover on top right.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free. To locate an image to restore files from, click 'Browse to Recover'.

For password-protected/encrypted backups, input your password and click OK.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, Please enter password

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.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, File recovery. To restore files and folders, choose 'File mode'.

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:
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, File recovery, Files tab. Find and select the items you want to restore.

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.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, File recovery, Search tab. Type a part of file or folder name and select the correct result.

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.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, File recovery. To safely restore files, choose the 'Specify a recovery location' option 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.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, Browse For Folder. Add a new folder for restored files using the 'Create folder' link.

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.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, File recovery. To overwrite existing files, put a check mark in the 'Replace existing files' check box. EaseUS Todo Backup Free, Do you want to replace the existing files? Click OK.

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.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free, File recovery progress. Click Finish after the process completes.

That's it! Smile



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