67. Restore Backed Up Data
A time may come when you need to actually use the backup files you have created using the Backup utility. You might have to restore data to your computer that has either been lost because of a system failure or inadvertanly deleted (which happens all too often when you share folders on a network).
The easiest way to restore data to your computer's hard drive is using the Backup or Restore Wizard that opens when you start the Backup utility. If you want, you can also use the Restore Wizard, which is provided by the Backup utility's advanced mode. Regardless of which way you go, the steps to restore the data are similar: You specify the backup file to be used during the restore process and then you specify the actual files to be restored. In cases where you have used normal backups and incremental backups, you will want to restore the data in order. This means that you restore the most recent normal backup first and then restore each of the incremental backups (in date order). Using this strategy for restoring the data ensures that you have the most up-to-date versions of your files on the computer when restores are complete.
Restore Backed Up Data
The Backup or Restore Wizard restores files to their original locations by default. It also replaces any files it finds at that location with the files in the backup file that have the same name. If you want to restore files to an alternative location or prevent the restore from overwriting existing files, click the Advanced button on the Backup or Restore Wizard's final screen. This action opens a series of screens that walk you through specifying an alternative location and selecting whether files should be overwritten or not.