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CrashPlan PROe – Restoring Files

Posted: Friday, February 7th, 2014 by admin

This article details how to restore files from a backup using CrashPlan PROe.  You would want to initiate a restore if you have either accidently deleted a file or folder, a file has been corrupted, or you have made changes to a file and want to go back to a previous version of the file.  You can restore from the CrashPlan PROe installed on your computer, or from another computer using the CrashPlan PROe console.  We will being with the first option.

First, launch CrashPlan PROe.  From the Start Menu, select All Programs, CrashPlan, and CrashPlan.  You could also launch the CrashPlan application from the System Tray in the bottom right corner of your desktop screen.

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In the left window pane, select the Restore tab.  Select the folder(s) or file(s) you want to restore by selecting the check box next to the folder or file.  Here we selected the Downloads folder.  To see hidden or deleted files, select the check boxes to show hidden files and deleted files.

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We can search for a specific file or folder by typing a file or folder name in the search box at the top of the screen and then selecting the search icon.  Here we searched for the folder named “outlook,” and then after selecting the Search Key, selected the Outlook folder.

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By default, the folder/file selected will be restored from the most recent version (last time it was updated), and to the desktop.  We can change and restore from an earlier version by selecting the most recent hyperlink.  We can select an earlier date and an earlier time, and then select OK.

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We can also change the location the files are restored to by selecting the Desktop hyperlink.  When we do so the hyperlink will change to original location.

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Clicking the hyperlink original location, will change it to a folder (Desktop)

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Clicking on the Desktop hyperlink will bring up a window to select the folder to restore the files to.  Select the directory and select OK.

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Now we can see that the selected restore location folder is “My Documents.”

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If a filename already exists with the same name as the restored file, the default is to rename the restored file.  We can choose to overwrite existing files.  To do so, we select the rename hyperlink, which changes to overwrite.

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Once we have the restore settings we like, we can select the Restore button to initiate the restore.

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The CrashPlan window will show the restore in progress:

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And then CrashPlan will indicate that the restore is complete.

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If you need to restore your files, and you are not on your computer but another workstation, you can restore files from the CrashPlan PROe console.

Log into the CrashPlan PROe console, by going to http://backup2.lanlogic.net:4280/console/login.html, and typing your email address and password.

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Click on the Devices tab in the left window pane, and then select your computer under the Name column.

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Select the small square box, and then Restore from the Pop-up Menu

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Select the date you want to restore file from.  You can select the Calendar icon to choose a date graphically.  Select the folder(s) or file(s) you want to restore by selecting the check box next to the folder or file.  Here we selected the “Downloads” folder.  To see hidden or deleted files, select the check boxes to show hidden files and deleted files.

We selected to restore files from 2/6/14, to show hidden and deleted files, and we selected one file in the Documents folder.

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We can search for a specific file or folder by typing a file or folder name in the search box at the top of the screen and then selecting the search icon.  Here we searched for the folder named “outlook,” and then after selecting the Search Key, selected the Outlook folder.

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The maximum size of data to be restored is 250 MB.  Notice that our Outlook folder is over that threshold, so we will not be able to restore the entire folder.

We select a different Outlook folder, which was only 4.4 MB.  Select the Restore key to restore the folder.

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On the lower left corner of the screen a window will indicate that the restore is complete.  Select the hyperlink Click here to download to continue the restoration of the files/folders.

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The restored files/folders are in a compressed zip file.  You will be prompted to open or save the zip file.

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If you select Save, it will be save to you default download location, usually the “Downloads” folder under your logon profile.  If from drop down menu you select Save As, you will be prompted where to save the file to.  You can also select Save and Open from the drop down menu.

We selected Save As.  We have selected to save the zipped file to our desktop.  Select Save.

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A confirmation message indicates that the file restoration is complete.

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