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Veeam Backup Free Edition 9.5
User Guide

Restoring VM Guest Files (FAT, NTFS, ReFS)

In Veeam Backup Free Edition, you can recover individual guest OS files and folders from VeeamZIP files or backups of VMs with FAT, NTFS and ReFS file systems.

When you perform file-level recovery, the VM image is not extracted from the backup. The content of a backup file is mounted directly to the backup server (to the C:\veeamflr\<vmname> folder) and displayed in the inbuilt Veeam Backup browser. After that you can copy necessary files and folders to your local machine drive and save them anywhere within the network or simply point applications to the files and use them normally.

Restoring VM Guest Files (FAT, NTFS, ReFS) Note:

Guest OS file-level restore for ReFS is supported only if Veeam Backup Free Edition is installed on Microsoft Windows 2012 or later.

To restore guest OS files from a Microsoft Hyper-V VM, follow the next steps:

  1. Choose a file
  2. Select a restore point
  3. Specify a restore reason
  4. Finish working with the wizard
  5. Save restored files
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