Recovering files and folders by using file and folder backup data

If you defined a file and folder backup and need to recover files, you can recover them from a recent file and folder backup.

Norton Ghost includes a search tool to help you locate the files that you want to recover.

To recover files and folders by using file and folder backup data

  1. On the Home or Tasks page, click Recover My Files.

  2. In the left pane of the Recover My Files window, select File and Folder as the search method.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • In the Find files to recover search box, type the whole name or partial name of a file or folder that you want to restore, and then click Search.

      For example, type recipe to return any file or folder that includes the word recipe in its name such as Chocolate Cheesecake Recipes.doc, Cathy Read Recipes.xls, Recipes for Success.mp3, and so forth.

    • Click Advanced Search, type your search criteria, and then click Search.

      To return to the standard search text box, click Basic search.

  4. In the search results list box, select the files that you want to restore by using one of the following methods:

    To select a single file

    Click the file once.

    To select all files

    Press Ctrl+A.

    To select a group of files that are next to each other

    Click the top file, press and hold Shift, and then click the last file in the group.

    To select a group of files that are not next to each other

    Press and hold Ctrl while you select the files that you want.

  5. Click Recover Files.

  6. In the Recover My Files dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Click Original folders to restore your files to the same folder where they existed when they were backed up.

      If you want to replace the original files, select Overwrite existing files. If you do not select this option, a number is added to the file name The original file is untouched.


      The Overwrite existing files option replaces your original files (or the files of the same names that are currently stored at that location) with the files that you are restoring.

    • Click Recovered Files folder on the desktop to restore your files to a Recovered Files folder on your Windows desktop.

      Norton Ghost creates this folder during the restore.

    • Click Alternate folder and type the path to the location in which you want to restore your files.

  7. Click Recover.

  8. If you are prompted to replace the existing file, click Yes if you are certain that the file that you are recovering is the file that you want.

  9. Click OK.