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Partial restore to a date

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gialandra
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Partial restore to a date

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I back up a folder on an external hard drive, so over time the backup disk contains many things that were no longer needed on the original disk. In case of disk crash can I restore only the things I had at the time of the last backup?
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Re: Partial restore to a date

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Yes you can, "Basic: This is where you can choose which folders to restore from and to. You can also choose the rollback to a specific date."

The HELP gives a detailed explantion of restoring. Just enter "Restore" in the search box.

In addition a short description follows:

Select the profile in the main window and click the Restore button. The Restore Wizard window will appear and ask you a number of questions on how the files should be restored, where from, and where to (you can restore to a different folder, and/or from a particular path\folder within your backup).

Once those questions have been answered (so that SyncBack knows which locations to compare), it will scan those locations. Once SyncBack has scanned your backup files, the Differences window will appear. In the Differences window you can change the Action to Skip for those files you do not wish to restore. The actions of multiple files can be changed by simply selecting* the files, right-clicking on the selection, and then selecting the action from the pop-up menu. Shortcut keys are also available, e.g. select files and press Ctrl-S to have them skipped. See the help file for more details.
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Re: Partial restore to a date

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Wonderful.

Thank you mmullins_98 for the explanation.
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