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Paragon - retrieve file

Using Paragon Backup & Restore v. 10

Is there any way to restore an individual file from a backup, as opposed to restoring an entire drive?
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Eric AKA Netminder
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pgm554Commented:
You should be able to mount the image and restore individual files from there.
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
That's what I'm trying to avoid. The backup is from a week or so ago, and I don't want to have to mount the entire drive, since it's only one file (see http:/Q_27828402.html for details) that's missing.
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pgm554Commented:
Mounting a file takes a couple of minutes,what's the problem?

You should just be able to mount the backup file from the Paragon gui as a drive letter,open the folder where the file is located and just copy it over.

(4) Using ‘Mount the Selected Archive’ option (for 32x Windows only)

    Go to Archives tab.
    Right-click the required archive and select ‘Mount the Selected Archive’ option
    Assign Drive Letter and click Yes
    The Archive will appear in Windows Explorer as a Hard Disk Drive. You can copy files/folders from this drive as usually.
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
It looks like I have to mount the entire backed up drive... or am I missing something? It seems like it wants to restore the entire drive to its original location, which would overwrite the existing information. That's the last thing I need... It's been a very busy August so far.
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pgm554Commented:
It mounts the image as if it were an external drive with it's own drive letter.
You then use windows explorer to open the files you want to restore.

http://www.fanhow.com/knowhow:Mount_Backup_Archives_with_Paragon_Backup_and_Recovery_62271170
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
Okay... I'll see what happens. I'm probably going to have to get rid of some stuff I don't really need... *laughing*
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stilldmoneyCommented:
I am using Paragon Patition Manager v. 8
I don't know if this applies entirely but I'm sure the GUI's are similar.

In v. 8 you can go to the Volume Explorer tab and find the directory you are looking for.

Select the directory right click and export.

It will give you an Explorer window so you can select where to place the individual files you are looking for.

Hope this helps!
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
pgm554,

or some reason the Mount the Selected Archive is grayed out; I can't perform the function.

stilldmoney,

I can understand how that would allow me to put a copy of the backup files on my hard drive, but is that going to help me mount this to a different drive? As it is, I have my C: drive and the MyBook, which is the backup drive.

ep
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stilldmoneyCommented:
It seems like the instructions you are getting from pgm554 are more specific.

When I first read your post I assumed you only wanted to extract a file from an external drive attached to your PC.

If you are looking to extract a file from an image I am not familiar with Paragon's Backup s/w... but I can assist with other image s/w: PowerISO or Norton Ghost.

Good luck!
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
Ackkk... Oh, well... I'm exporting the backup files to my C:\drive, but that may be just a time-consuming exercise in futility, it sounds like.

But I'll keep you in the loop.
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pgm554Commented:
Why don't you download the Paragon 12 freebie and see if that will allow you to mount the image?
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your assistance.

pgm554's suggestion was close enough that it led me to http://kb.paragon-software.com/paragon/include/templ/object2.jsp?catId=2124&objId=6178&statId=1557034&foLang=en which is a lot more verbose set of instructions.

stilldmoney's comment got me looking a little more closely at the Volume Explorer, which deserves some points, even though it's not about the backup/restore software specifically.

A couple of notes:

pgm554,

I'm an old fart; I rarely upgrade just for the sake of upgrading (I'd be using Win98SE if I had my druthers). Still, I'm a big fan of Paragon's software; I've lost about a week's worth of emails, but on the other hand, I still have several years' worth thanks to you and Paragon.

stilldmoney,

Considering Ghost is a Norton product, you might want to give the Paragon Backup/Restore a try. There was a time when Paragon was giving away their paid version for free to EE members who wrote a blog post or review of it. I don't know if they still do that, but their marketing department would be able to say.

Thanks again.
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stilldmoneyCommented:
Thanks for the points and advice. I just joined EE and I see the value in it already! Pretty cool. I will look into B/R but Ghost is what we use at work so its what I know... I don't mind learning Paragon if it were offered for free (hint to Paragon marketing team).
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Eric AKA NetminderAuthor Commented:
EE's a pretty cool site; I joined not quite 13 years ago, and I don't think you have to take your shoes off to count the number of days I haven't logged in over the last eight or nine years. Paragon does have a free version (it's the one I use) that's mostly the same as the paid version. http://www.paragon-software.com/home/brh/

ep
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