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Out of place restore? RRS feed

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  • A Customer of mine has a OneCare backup for a machine that has died. I want to do an out-of place restore and then copy the important files to the appropriate places. Is it possible to do this or is this an all or nothing in-place restore?

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:11 PM

Answers

  • If by "Out of place" you mean you wish to restore selected files to an alternate location, the restore function only provides the option to restore to an alternate location if the files being restored will overwrite an existing copy of the same file in the original location.

    However, you can manually extract the desired files from the zip archives and rejoin any split files uses a 3rd party utility -

    http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/

    If you mean that you wish to restore only selected files to the desired locations, this can sort of be done via the Restore.

    You can select the files to restore, but they will go to their original locations unless the destination already contains a file of the same name.

    Below is the Help topic for Restore Files:

    Restore files from a backup

    If your computer goes through a hardware failure or if some of your files are deleted from your computer and you've backed up your files, you can restore the files to your computer from a previous backup. If you're using a hub PC, you can restore backup files from any computer in your OneCare circle. You can choose which files to restore and which backup to restore the files from.
     

    To restore all files from a backup:
     

    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Express Restore.
    5. Click Restore files.
    6. Click Finish.

     

    To select specific files to restore or to select a specific backup to restore from:
     

    1. Open OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Custom Restore.
    5. To restore files from the most recent backup of your computer, click Restore files from the current backup on this computer.
      –or–
      Restore files that were backed up from another computer.
      1. Click Restore files from backup of another machine.
      2. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

    –or–

    Restore files from an earlier backup.

    1. Click Restore files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer.
    2. Click the location of the backup device, and then click Next.
    3. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

     

    1. To restore all files that are no longer on your computer, click Restore all missing files.
      –or–
      Restore specific types of files.
      1. Click Restore files by file type.
      2. Next to the types of files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

     

    –or–

    Select the files that you want to restore.

    1. Click Search for files to restore.
    2. In the search box, type all or part of the name of the file that you want to restore, and then click Next.
    3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
    4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

     

    1. Click Restore files.
    2. Click Finish.

    Note

    If OneCare detects that there are no appropriate files to restore, you won't receive the Restore files option.

     

    Pasted from <http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=onecarev2&mkt=en-us>

     

    -steve

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:17 AM
    Moderator