How to extract a single file (or a few files) from Paragon Backup and Recovery 2012 Free archive

The picture below is the initial Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 screen.


Click “Restore”.  The screen appears to disappear.  Dont panic.  It’s just launching the restore program.

It will take a few seconds for the Initialize screen below to appear.  Then a few more seconds until it initializes.  Only then will “Next” be clickable as in this next picture.


Click “Next”.

This will bring up a list of archives available, as seen below.  If there’s one not shown, you can click add_archive_button to browse for another to add to the list.  This is NOT where you select the file in the archive, that comes later.


Select the archive you want.  Consider dates.  Most recent is often best.

Click “Next”.


This brings up the hierarchical selection window as seen above.

Here you can select the whole “Basic MBR hard disk” to restore you entire disk.

Or you can click on the + to the left of the C drive and keep clicking + to drill down to a specific file, or files, or directory you want to restore.


To be continued…

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  2. How can I view the contents of a Paragon backup that I have done, I got confused and don’t know which of two computers the backup was from, I backed up my computer and my wife’s computer.


    • Hi TomZ!

      For Paragon 2012 at least follow the instructions above. Click on each backup that you want to view, in turn. And click the ‘+’ to the left of the C drive which will reveal folders under, and keep clicking ‘+’ to view sub folders under the username.

      I suggest going to C:\users.
      Pick the user name that is probably you (not All Users, Default, Public, or Administrator) then go into ‘Documents’ or ‘My Documents’ below that.

      FYI, I’ve switched to Macrium Reflect.

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