How to use Granular Restore to Extract Individual Files from Virtual Machine Backups

Limitations may apply, see previous section. You cannot use this feature on ZIP files. It works on deduplicated backups (FastNeuronDelta files) and plain files (VHD, VHDX, VMDK, VDI). You cannot use Granular Restore via FTP.

This feature works for all supported virtualization platforms: Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, and Virtual PC; however, not all file systems are supported, see previous section.

Select Restore from the Main Screen:

Then enter the backup folder. Note: The backup folder info will be preset if you select the backup task first before clicking restore.

Proceed by clicking OK and select a Restore Point:

You can also skip the Restore Point selection by canceling this screen. In that case all available file versions will appear in the Restore Screen.

Now navigate to the folder containing the virtual disk you want to open. If you want the latest version, select it from the top right screen. Older file versions appear below if available:

The Granular Restore screen will start loading. It may take a minute or two on very large backups:

Once done loading, you can freely navigate through the VM’s virtual disk without restoring the entire VMDK:

Using the above screen you can directly Open files or Export entire folders or a file selection to your local hard drive.