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Restore Reference

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Home
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Use the options on the Restore tab to restore files:

  • Choose which files and folders to restore
  • Select the destination from which to restore
  • Recover hidden and deleted files
  • Select which version of a file to restore
  • Choose the restore location and file permissions for the restored files


Restore tab

Item Description
a From backup destination Lists available destination computers from which you can restore. Choose other backup destinations from the list. The list indicates how long ago the latest backup was completed. This list is present only when there was more than one backup destination for the computer whose files are being restored.
b As of most recent version You can choose the default “most recent” versions of the files you wish to restore or you can request files from a specific date and time. Remember, the latest versions of the files will be restored unless you specify earlier versions. Click the link to cycle through your version options.
c Find files to restore by name… Searches for a particular file name you wish to restore. The results appear in file tree area.
d File tree Navigate to and select files to restore from file tree. Select or deselect files and folders as needed.
e File selection checkbox Selected - Check mark indicates a file or folder is selected. A checked folder means that the folder's entire contents will be restored.
Deselected - This file or folder is not selected for restore.
f Show hidden files Displays or hides hidden temporary and system files. When you select an item to restore, you see total number of files, directories (folders) and space used for items selected to restore.
g Show deleted files Displays or hides files deleted from the source computer but still present in the backup data.
h Next Opens the Options window for specifying the restore location, naming convention, and permissions for your restored files. When in doubt, restore using current permissions.

Restore Options

Restore Options

Item Description
a Save selected files to Selects location where you want to send restored files.
b If file already exists Selects whether or not you want existing files (files that are on your computer right now) to be renamed or replaced (overwritten) when restored. 
c Permissions When restoring files from another computer, you can elect to restore files with their original file permissions or with the permissions belonging to the current user/computer. 
d Cancel Closes the Options window without restoring. 
e Restore Begins restore and displays status of your restore options. When your files or folders have been restored, the status bar indicates that the restore is complete.