Restore files

The reason to have a good backup is to restore your files from the backup if the need arises. Your Norton product provides an easy method to restore your backed-up files.

By default, your Norton product displays the backup location of the most recent backup set you ran and the original locations of the files.

To restore files from online backup, you must set the Network Cost Awareness option in the Firewall Settings window to No Limit.

For more information, go to Defining the Internet usage of your Norton product

When you restore files, you can change any of the following settings:

Restore From

You can choose any of the backup sets to restore the files.

If you backed up your data in an external media, you must connect it to your computer to restore those files. Your Norton product lists all the backup sets that you ran backup for and that your PC can currently detect.

Files

You can restore the backed up files in a backup set that you selected. You can use the Search option to search for files by name and add the selected file to restore. You can also check the Restore All Files and Categories option next to the Files heading to select all file categories. In addition, you can browse for backed up files based on file categories and folders by using the Browse for Files and Folders option.

You can filter the backed up files in a backup set by the backup file categories.

Restore To

You can restore to the original locations of the files, or navigate to a new location where you can restore your files. Your Norton product displays the total number of files and the total size of the files that you have selected for restoration.

If files with the same name are present at the original location, the files that you restore replace those files.

If you backed up files to CDs or DVDs, do not restore files by copying them directly to your PC from the backup disks. When your Norton product backs files up to CDs or DVDs, it sometimes has to split files between two discs. Directly copying a file back from a disc, therefore, may only copy part of the file. Such a file appears to be damaged when you try to use it. Instead, let your Norton product restore your files for you.

Restore files

  1. In the Norton product main window, double-click Backup, and then click Restore Files.

  2. In the Restore Files window, do one or more of the following:

    • Under Restore From, change where to restore from.

    • Under Files, specify what to restore.

    • Under Restore To, change where to restore the files to.

  3. Click Restore Files.

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

Video: How do I restore files from a Backup Set?

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DOCID: v6958542_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 02/03/2017