Restoring Files and Folders

You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to restore individual files and folders from Veeam Agent backups.

For file-level restore, you can use Veeam Agent backups created in the Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository. For Veeam Agent backups created in the cloud repository, you can perform restore tasks in Veeam Backup & Replication deployed on the tenant backup server. The service provider cannot perform restore tasks with Veeam Agent backups. 


Before you start file-level restore from a backup of a failover cluster, make sure that the cluster is added to a protection group in the Veeam Backup & Replication inventory. The failover cluster may be not present in the inventory, for example, in the following cases:

  • The original protection group that contained the cluster was removed from Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • You want to restore cluster data from a backup created on another backup server and imported in the Veeam backup console.

In this case, add the failover cluster whose data you want to restore to a protection group.


The procedure of file-level restore from a Veeam Agent backup practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM backup. The difference is that you select a Veeam Agent backup instead of a VM backup in the File Level Restore wizard. To learn more, see the Restore from Microsoft Windows File Systems (FAT, NTFS or ReFS) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. 

Restore Files and Folders