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How To Restore From A Backup Using Microsoft Windows Vista

Summary - How To Restore From A Backup Using Vista

This article provides steps on restoring a previously saved backup using Microsoft Windows Vista.

As of April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers are no longer receiving new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. This article will no longer be updated and remains for information only. Please visit the Microsoft site for the full end of support statement.

Restore From A Backup Using Microsoft Windows Vista

To restore from a backup created in Microsoft Windows Vista Backup:

1. Click the .

2. Click
All Programs

3. Click

4. Click
System Tools

5. Click
Backup Status and Configuration

Restore Files

7. Click
Restore files

8. Click
Files from the latest backup






Add files to restore
window allows you to select specific files within the backup. Select the file or folder to be restored.

  • To restore a specific file, click
    Add files...
    and locate the folder where the file was stored.
  • To restore a collection of files or a folder, click
    Add folders...
    and locate the folder where it was stored.
  • If you are not sure where the file or folder to be restored is located, click
    and type in the name to be found.

11. Once the desired files and/or folders to be restored are selected, click

12. Specify if the files are to be restored to their original location or in a new location, then click
Start restore


If another version of one or more of the restored file already exists in the location being restored to, a window will appear prompting for an action.

  • Click
    Copy and Replace
    to restore the older file over the existing newer file.
  • Click
    Don't copy
    to leave the newer file untouched.
  • Click
    Copy, but keep both files
    to restore the older file and keep the newer file.

14. Windows Backup will restore the selected files/folders. If the desired file to be restored is not located in the latest backup, repeat the steps above and try
Files from an older backup
in step 8.

15. Click
and close
Backup Status and Configuration

Additional Information - Microsoft Vista Backup, Restoring

For additional information on backup applications:

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Article ID: SLN130532

Last Date Modified: 01/11/2018 01:27 PM

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