Using CrashPlan PROe to restore data from a backup
This article explains how to use CrashPlan PROe to restore data from a CrashPlan backup. If you have additional questions, see How to Launch CrashPlan.
Before you can restore files from a CrashPlan backup, you must have at least one backup set associated with your CrashPlan account, and you must have the CrashPlan client installed on the computer to which you want to restore your files.
Launch CrashPlan by clicking on the CrashPlan icon. When you launch the CrashPlan PROe client, "Backup" will be selected in the main window.
Login with your netID and password.
Click Get Files button, and you'll see the contents of your backup set.
If you want to restore all of the items in your backup set, click the topmost checkbox, then click the Restore button:
If you want to restore specific files, then select the checkbox next to just those files.
If the backup set contains multiple versions of a given file, you can also click the As of Today calendar button. This feature is very useful if you accidentally modified a file and need to retrieve a previous version of it. (If you don't drill down into the versions of a file, and just select the checkbox next to the file's name, then by default, CrashPlan will restore the most recent version of that file.)
By default, CrashPlan will restore your files to your Desktop:
If you click on the word "Desktop", you can toggle through two other restore-location options:
restoring your items to their original locations,
restoring them to a location that you specify.
Note that if a file of the same name already exists in the same location on your computer, CrashPlan will rename that existing file before it restores the version that you're restoring from your backup set.
Was this article helpful? Please log in to add your star rating and comments.