Video Tutorial 2 - The Windows 7 Backup and Restore Utility
This is a series of tutorials by top.windows.tutorials.com about how to use Windows 7 Backup
and Restore Utility. In Tutorial 1 you learned how to perform a backup. In this tutorial,
you'll learn how to restore files from a backup. You can access the Backup and Restore
Utility by selecting Control Panel | System and Security | Backup and Restore Utility.
To restore files from a backup, click on the [Restore my files] button. This opens the
Restore files window. By default the files will be restored from the last backup made.
If you want to restore from an earlier backup, click on the Choose a different date link.
To restore a file, click on the [Browse for files] button. Now you can browse through
the backup and choose a file to restore. To restore a folder, click on the [Browse for folders]
button and browse a folder to restore.
The files and folders you choose will be added to the restore list. You can add as many
files and folders to the list as you like. When you're ready to restore them, click on
the [Next] button. In the Restore files window, you can choose to restore the files
to the original location or to a new location.
If you choose to restore to the original location, and there are still copies of the
files that you are restoring, they will be overwritten. If you want to restore to
a different location, click on the [Browse...] button and browse to the new location.
When ready, click on the [Restore] button. When the restore is complete, the message
"Your files have been restored" message will appear. Click on the "View restored files"
link and Windows Explorer opens up and you can browse through the restored files. You
can now move the files to the original folders as needed.
In Tutorial 3 You'll learn how to restore your PC from a system image