How to Restore From Context Menu

Zmanda Endpoint Backup allows you to restore specific versions of files, including those that have been deleted, directly from your Windows context menu.

There are various instances where the restoration of files is required. Some of them are:

  • Accidental deletion: If you or your teammates accidentally delete a file, you may need to retrieve the most recently backed-up version.

  • Accidental changes: If you accidentally make changes to a file and want to undo them, you may be able to restore an earlier version of the same file.

  • Collaborative work: If you're collaborating on a file with others, and one of them makes changes that you don't approve of or that cause the file to malfunction, you may need to restore an earlier version to get things back on track.

  • Data recovery: If a file becomes corrupted or lost, having a backup of an earlier version of the file can help you recover important data.

You can follow the steps below to restore the latest or specific copy of your file from the context menu.

Step 1. If you want to restore a version of an existing file, right-click on it and click the Zmanda EndpointRestore option from the context menu.

However, if the file is deleted and does not exist, either you can right-click anywhere in the File Explorer window or any random file and select the Zmanda Endpoint → Restore option. 

Step 2. When the Restore file path window appears on your screen, you can make the selection as per your requirements.

If you right-clicked on a specific file, the Choose backup field will retrieve the path automatically. In this case, you can retain the path of the file you wish to restore or make changes as per your requirements. Whereas, if you have right-clicked in empty space, you can alter the file path to recover the deleted file.

There are two options to select the version in the file restoration process.

Latest – It will restore the most recent version that was backed up.

Custom date – It will restore the version of the file that was previously backed up, with respect to the date you specify.

If you opt for the Custom date option, select the date and time. If the restore is not available on the selected date, you will be notified about the same. In this case, you can re-enter the date and time. 

Step 3. Check the checkbox to confirm the restoration.

Step 4. Click on Restore after the selections are made.

Step 5. If you opted for the Custom date option, you will be asked to confirm the restore.

Once you confirm, the restoration will begin.

You can restore as many files as you want from the context menu using the process mentioned above.