How to Restore Files and Folders with AOMEI Cyber Backup

File restoration, also known as file recovery or file recovery software, is a process used to retrieve deleted, lost, or corrupted files from storage devices such as hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, or SSDs. 

In this article, we will introduce how to restore the file backups created by AOMEI Cyber Backup.

How to Restore Files and Folders

Prerequisites for file restore:

  • Computer with AOMEI Cyber Backup installed
  • File backups created by AOMEI Cyber Backup

1. Click "Backup Task" on the left menu bar, locate the task you want to restore, and click "icon"--> "Restore".


2. Select the restore source.

Select Restore Source

3. Select the backup content to restore. You can choose which backup version and which files/folders you want to restore.

Select Content

4. Select the target location that you want to restore to.

If you restore to original location, you don’t need to select target. "Restore to original location" is selected by default, you can directly click "Start Restore".

Restore to Original Location

If you restore to new location, you need to select target location.

Restore to New Location

5. You can choose to restore NTFS permissions, restore files only and overwrite file with same name in "Advanced Settings".

Tips: "Restore files only" is only available when you restore to a new location.

Advanced Settings

6. After all settings are completed, click "Start Restore" to begin the restore progress.

Start Restore

7. The restore is running, please wait patiently for the restore to complete. You can click on the "icon" button to see restore details or cancel the restore.



1. You can also restore from "Backup Management"-->"History Versions".

2. If your backup tasks are accidentally deleted, or you need to restore backups created on another computer, you will need to select backup files manually to restore