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Restore Data from an Image


Note: You may read about Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems to learn more about possible options for your specific case.

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.

You may restore data from  images for entire disk objects or restore only selected files .

Restoring partitions and entire disks

To restore data from an image to a disk/partition:

1 Click 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.

2 Select the file with the image on the Choose image file panel and click the Next button

Click the controls to learn their functions or go to the respective help pages

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, 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.

3 Select 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).

R-Drive Image may show only those disks that you  wand to see.

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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5 Specify restore parameters on this panel and click the Next button

You may change create/copy/modify parameters on the Create partition , Copy partition , or Modify partition panel. Click the Create / Copy Options / Modify button, respectively.

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You may format a disk if necessary. Click the Format button and select the format parameters on the Format partition panel.

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You may also delete or wiped  selected disk object by clicking the Delete button. Click the Clear HDD or Wipe button if you want to delete all object on the hard drive or wipe its data. Go to the Partition Manager help page for more details..

 

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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6 Verify 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 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)

1 Click 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 Choose image file panel with the disks/folder structure.

2 Select the file with the image on the Choose image file panel and click the Next button

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

If you select an image with incremental or differential data backup, 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.

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

You may also specify Options that control processing of  already existing files.

You may search for individual files , use filters , or the Batch mode if you want to include all files of several patterns. Such patterns may include multiple file names, masks, and paths.

5 Click the Next button to continue file restore on the Image Object Selection panel.

 

6 Verify 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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