Step 6. Save Restored Files

At the Summary step of the wizard, click Browse to start the restore process.

After the restore process is complete, Veeam Backup & Replication will open the Veeam Backup browser displaying the file system tree of the restored VM. Note that names of the restored VM hard disks may differ from the original ones.

You can perform the following operations with VM guest OS files in the Veeam Backup browser:

After the restore process is complete, close the Veeam Backup browser.

Restoring Files to Original Location

To restore files or folders to their original location, in the Veeam Backup browser right-click a file or folder and select one of the following commands:

Veeam Backup & Replication will add the RESTORED- prefix to the original file name and store the restored file in the same folder where the original file resides.

If the file with the RESTORED- prefix already exists in the original location, Veeam Backup & Replication will name the restored file in the following format: RESTORED-<filename>__YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.

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Saving Files to New Location

To save restored files or folders to a folder on the backup server or in a network shared folder, in the Veeam Backup browser right-click a file or folder and select Copy To and select a location to which the file or folder must be copied.

When restoring file objects, you can choose to preserve original NTFS permissions:

Step 6. Save Restored Files 

Launching Veeam Explorers

If you are restoring VM guest OS files of the virtualized Microsoft Active Directory Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, you can launch Veeam Explorer for the necessary application directly from the Veeam Backup browser.

Working with Windows Explorer

You can use Microsoft Windows Explorer to work with restored files and folders.

To open Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  1. In the Veeam Backup browser, click Explore on the ribbon or right-click the necessary folder and select Explore.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication will launch Microsoft Windows Explorer. Browse to the necessary VM guest OS files.

You can also start Microsoft Windows Explorer from the Start menu of Microsoft Windows and browse to the necessary VM guest OS files. VM disks are mounted under the C:\VeeamFLR\<vmname>\<volume n> folder on the backup server.

Closing Veeam Backup Browser

You can browse restored files and folders only while the Veeam Backup browser is open. After the Veeam Backup browser is closed, Veeam Backup & Replication unmounts VM disks from the temporary VM.

It is recommended that you close the Veeam Backup browser after you finish restoring files and folders.

Veeam Backup & Replication checks if there is any activity in the Veeam Backup browser every 5 minutes. If the user or Veeam Backup & Replication components and services do not perform any actions for 30 minutes, Veeam Backup & Replication displays a warning notifying that the Veeam Backup browser will be closed in 5 minutes.

After the warning is displayed, you can perform one of the following actions: