Restoring Files

Any files you have backed up from any of your devices can be restored to any other device you want. There are three ways to restore files:

Restoring via the app:

The best way to restore backed up data is using the Zip Cloud application. Zip Cloud can be installed on any computer you wish and linked to your account. Although a license is required to backup other computers, there is no charge at all for installing the application and restoring already backed up files.

Restoring data through the application retains the same folder structure the files were in when they were backed up. This means your restored data will be in the folders you are used to; this may be particularly useful if you have a new computer and wish to restore your already backed up, old computer data to it.

Clicking the restore icon brings you to the restore panel. Here it is possible to select any device on your brand account and view the folder and files available to be restored from it. Displayed in the left panel is folder/directory structure, in the right panel file content of any selected folders are displayed.

The tickboxes next to folders and files dictate whether or whether not a folder or file is selected for restore. Selecting a whole folder of files selects all files within that folder. However, files can be selected on un-selected in the right panel.

Once you have made your restore selection, clicking Restore Selected Files brings up a window where you choose where you want these selected folders to be restored to on your computer. Once this has been chosen the restore process will begin.

Restoring is typically a lot quicker than backup. On most internet connections download is a lot quicker than upload. At any point during the restore process, it can be paused. However, if it is completely stopped, it cannot be restarted where it left off. If the computer is going to need to be turned off, then it is probably best to carry out restores in smaller chunks.

A completion screen will show once the restore finishes. It will detail exactly how many files have been restored, and the size on disk the restore equates to.

The files restored will be the very latest versions of the files backed up. If you require older versions of files, they need to be restored via the Control Panel in the web app.

Restoring via a Web Browser:

If you would like to restore an individual file or only a few – Login to the Control Panel on a web browser, and click on My Backups. Select from the drop-down menu the device which the files reside under, flick through your files and folders until you see the file(s) you wish to restore. Simply hover over the file(s) and click download. This will begin download of the file and most likely save the file to your Downloads folder.