And Folders In Windows XP!
The following four steps describe a simple restore operation:
Select files and folders you want to restore.
Backup provides you with a tree view of the files and folders that you have
backed up, which you can use to select the files and folders that you want to
restore. You can use this tree view the same way you use Windows Explorer to
open drives and folders and select files.
Select where to restore your backed-up files and folders.
Backup allows you to select one of three destinations for your restored files:
You can restore your backed-up data to the original folder or folders the data
was in when you backed it up. This option is useful if you are restoring files
and folders that have been damaged or lost.
You can restore your backed-up data to an alternate folder. If you select this
option, the structure of the backed-up folders and files is retained in the
alternate folder. This option is useful if you know you will need some old
files, but you don't want to overwrite or change any of the current files or
folders on your disk.
You can restore your backed-up files to a single folder. This option does not
retain the structure of the backed-up folders and files. Only the backed-up
files are placed in the single folder. This option is useful if you are
searching for a file and you don't know its location.
Set restore options.
Backup provides a Restore tab in the Options dialog box that lets you select
how you want your files and folders restored. You must select one of three
- Do not replace file on my computer. This will prevent files from being
overwritten on your hard disk. This is the safest method of restoring files.
- Replace the file on disk only if the file on disk is older. If you have
changed any files since you last backed up your data, this will ensure that you
don't lose the changes you have made to the files.
- Always replace the file on my disk. This will replace all of the files on
your hard disk with the files in your backup set. If you have made any changes
to files since you last backed up your data, this option will erase those
Start the restore operation.
When you start a restore operation, Backup will ask you to confirm that you are
ready to restore data. You will also have the opportunity to set advanced
restore options, including whether you want to restore security settings, the
Removable Storage database, and junction point data.
- You can use Backup to back up and restore data on either FAT16, FAT32, or
NTFS volumes. However, if you have backed up data from an NTFS volume used in
Windows XP, it is recommended that you restore the data to an NTFS volume used
in Windows XP, or you could lose data as well as some file and folder features.
Some file systems may not support all features of other file systems. For
example, permissions, encrypting file system (EFS) settings, disk quota
information, mounted drive information, and Remote Storage information will be
lost if you back up data from an NTFS volume used in Windows XP and then restore
it to a FAT volume or an NTFS volume used in Windows NT 4.0.
- You must be an administrator or a backup operator to back up files and
folders. For more information about permissions or user rights, click Related
- The registry, the Active Directory service, and other key system components
are contained in the System State data. You must back up the System State data
if you want to back up and restore these components.
- If you restore the System State data, and you do not designate an alternate
location for the restored data, Backup will erase the System State data that is
currently on your computer and replace it with the System State data you are
restoring. Also, if you restore the System State data to an alternate location,
only the registry files, SYSVOL directory files, Cluster database information
files, and system boot files are restored to the alternate location. The Active
Directory services database, Certificate Services database, and COM+ Class
Registration database are not restored if you designate an alternate location.
- In order to restore the System State data on a domain controller, you must
first start your computer in Directory Services Restore Mode. This will allow
you to restore the SYSVOL directory and the Active Directory.
- You can only restore the System State data on a local computer. You cannot
restore the System State data on a remote computer.
- Administrators and Backup Operators can restore encrypted files and folders
without decrypting the files or folders.
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