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Veeam Backup Free Edition 9.5
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Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS, ReFS)

You can restore individual VM 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. Virtual disks files from the backup are published directly into the Veeam backup server file system with the proprietary driver. For accessing virtual disk content, Veeam Backup Free Edition uses a separate program — Virtual Disk Driver (VDK) that is provided with the product. After VM disks are mounted, you can use Veeam Backup Browser or Microsoft Windows Explorer to copy necessary files and folders to the local machine drive, save them on a network shared folder or simply point any applications to restored files and work with them as usual.

Restoring VM Guest OS 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 Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 machine.

To restore guest OS files from VMware VMs with FAT, NTFS and ReFS file systems, 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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