Restore Data from an Image

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Note: The current version has a limited support for dynamic disks or other non-MBR/GPT partition layouts. See Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems for details.

We recommend you stop all other programs before you start restoring data on a partition.

Note: Go to the Restoring Data to a System or Other Locked Disk topic if you want to learn how to restore data to system disks.

To restore data from an image:

1Click Restore from an Image on the Action Selection panel

R-Drive Image will start analyzing the computer disk configuration, the Progress... message showing the progress. Then R-Drive Image will show you the Image File Selection panel with the disks/folder structure.

2Select the file with the image on the Image File Selection panel and click the Next button

When you click the file, you may view its content in the right panel.

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You may also restore data directly from Windows explorer by right-clicking the required image file with the .rdr extension and selecting Restore Image from the shortcut menu.

If you select an image with incremental or differential data backup, the Image Date/Time Selection panel will appear. Select the date and time of image creation and click the Next button.

If the image file is password-protected, the Password prompt... message will appear. Enter the password and click the OK button.

3Select what you want to restore: an entire disk/partition or selected folders and file on the Restore Mode Selection panel, and click the Next button

Go to the Restoring selected files and folders section if you want to learn how to restore only selected folders and files.

4Select the object in the image file on the Image Object Selection panel, select a destination, and click the Next button

Use the Refresh button if your computer disk configuration has been changed (when you connect a USB disk, for example).

You may select all objects on a hard drive by clicking the hard drive icon.. It will show the marked hard drive.

You may select only one object at a time, and you need to specify the destination to proceed further.

Click to expand/collapse S.M.A.R.T. warning for a hard drive

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5Specify restore parameters on the Restore/Copy Parameters panel and click the Next button

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To restore data from an image of an entire hard drive to a hard drive:

If you try to restore data to a system or other disk locked by the system or other application, the Disk not locked message will appear.

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6Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button

You may add other objects from the same image and restore data to several partitions in one process. Select Add another image object in the Next Selection on the Processing panel and click the Next button.

You may also create a script for this action. Click the Script to Clipboard button and paste the script to any text-processing utility

>R-Drive Image will start restoring the data from the image file to the selected destination.

When the image is restored, the Image restored successfully message will appear.

If some other program (like a file manager) is accessing the partition on which the data is to be restored, the Cannot lock the disk message will appear. Close this program or make it stop accessing the partition.

If you restore data from an image of an entire hard drive to an entire hard drive, the system may not see the restored partitions until restarted. In this case R-Drive Image will show the Disk image restored successfully. message. Click the Yes button to restart your system.

Click to expand/collapse Restoring data from CD-R/RW drives or other devices with removable storage

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Restoring selected files and folders

(See Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems for the list of supported file systems)

4Select the object in the image file on the Image Object Selection pane where the files and folders reside, and click the Next button
5Mark folders and files to restore on the Select Files to Restore panel and click the Next button

File search

You may use the advanced search capabilities of R-Drive Image to find necessary files. Click the Find button and specify the files to find on the Find dialog box.

Note that a File Mask may be applied.

You may also reach the Find dialog box by right-clicking a folder on the Folders pane and selecting an appropriate item in the shortcut menu.

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Use the Find Next or Find Previous buttons or shortcut menu commands to repeat the search.

You may use file masks to find files visually. Click the File Mask button and specify a file mask on the Mask dialog box. You may also use the shortcut menu to reach this dialog box.

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6Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button

You may also create a script for this action. Click the Script to Clipboard button and paste the script to any text-processing utility.

>R-Drive Image will start restoring the files from the image file to the selected destination.

If the files already exist in the specified folder, The file exists message will appear. Click the necessary button to resume the restore operation.

When the image is restored, the Files restored successfully message will appear.

The Disk Actions chapter explains basic disk actions.

The Startup Version chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version.

The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on Supported CD and DVD Recorders and List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode and another useful technical information.

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