Restore files using Norton Autorun Restore

The Norton Autorun Restore feature lets you restore your files backed-up on optical disk or USB drives. Autorun can restore your backed-up files to a computer that does not have Norton installed on it.

When you insert an optical disc that contains the backed-up files, the Autorun Restore feature automatically opens the Portable Restore window. You can restore your backed-up files to their original locations or custom locations.

If you disable Windows auto-run option, you must manually launch the Autorun Restore feature.

You can use the Launch option in the Portable Restore window to open Norton.

The Portable Restore window provides you the following information:

  • The name of the backup set

  • The size of the backed-up files

  • The date and time you backed up the files

You can select the files that you want to restore. You can restore the files to their original location. By default, Autorun restores the files you select to C:\Restored Files\. You can customize the location where you want to restore the selected files.

If the backup sets available on the drive are not listed in the Portable Restore window, run ARestore.exe as an administrator.

Restore files using Norton Autorun Restore

  1. Insert an optical disc that contains the backed-up files.

  2. Click the ARestore icon.

    If the Windows AutoPlay option is disabled, navigate to the optical disk that has your backup, and double click the ARestore icon to launch the Autorun Restore feature.

  3. In the Portable Restore window, click Select Files to Restore option.

  4. In the window that appears, in the left pane, under the Filter Results By section, click a file category from which you want to restore files.

  5. In the right pane, check the files that you want to restore.

    To restore all the files, in the left pane, under the Filter Results By section, click All file types, and then check the check box in the header close to Backup Item.

  6. Under Restore to, click one of the following:

    • Original Location

      Choose this option if you want to restore the files to the original location.

    • Custom Location

      Choose this option if you want to restore the files to a new location. By default, Autorun restores the files you select to C:\Restored Files\.

  7. Click Restore Selected.

  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish restoring your files.

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DOCID: v29695660_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/21/2017