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Windows 7: Restore Files from Selected Backup Location - Create Shortcut


Restore Files from Selected Backup Location - Create Shortcut

How to Create a "Restore Files from Selected Backup Location" Shortcut
Published by Brink
19 Dec 2011
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How to Create a "Restore Files from Selected Backup Location" Shortcut

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This will show you how to download and setup a Restore Files from Selected Backup Location "Restore Files (Advanced)" shortcut that will allow you to select a created backup from any local or network location, and restore selected files from the selected backup Windows 7 or Vista.

This shortcut is the same as if you clicked on the Select another backup to restore files from button in Backup and Restore.

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To be able to use this shortcut:
  • You must be logged in as an administrator.

EXAMPLE: Restore Files (Advanced)
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OPTION ONE
Download and Setup "Restore Files from Selected Backup Location" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Restore_Files_from_Selected_Backup_Location_Shortcut.zip

download
2. Click on Save and save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the downloaded .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) all of it's contents to your desktop.

4. Right click on the extracted Restore Files from Selected Backup Location.vbs file, click on Properties, General tab, and click on the Unblock button if available.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on.

5. Right click on the now unblocked Restore Files from Selected Backup Location.vbs file, and click on Cut.

6. Navigate to C:\Windows in Windows Explorer, then right click on a empty area of the window and click on Paste to move the .vbs file here.

7. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue and Yes.

8. Right click on the extracted Restore Files from Selected Backup Location shortcut, click on Properties, General tab, and click on the Unblock button if available.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on.

9. You can now assign a keyboard shortcut, place in Quick Launch, or move this Restore Files from Selected Backup Location shortcut to where you like for easy use.




OPTION TWO
To Remove the "Restore Files from Selected Backup Location" Shortcut
1. Delete the Restore Files from Selected Backup Location shortcut.

2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the .vbs file below, right click on it, and click on Delete.
C:\Windows\Restore Files from Selected Backup Location.vbs
3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
That's it,
Shawn



19 Dec 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do I understand this right - this restores ALL files from the backup location?


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19 Dec 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Wolfgang,

Nope. It allows you to select a created backup from any local or network location, and restore selected files from the selected backup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thank you Shawn. Neat.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Dec 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're welcome mate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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