In my previous video, we looked at how to backup files and folders to an external hard drive in Windows 10.
In this video, we’re going to look at the other side of this; how to recover files and folders from your backup in Windows 10.
In this example, I have created a Word document called “test”. I then took a backup of the PC and a few days later, I deleted the Word document. So in this video, we’re going to restore the file.
The first thing you need to do is connect your external backup drive what you used to take your Windows 10 backup, to your PC.
Then, browse to Start, Settings, Update & Security.
Within Update & Security, select “Backup”.
Underneath “Backup using File History”, choose “More Options.”
In the “Overview” section, we can see that the last backup was taken on the 03/01/2017 and the size of the backup was just over 6GB.
Next, we need to scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select “Restore Files from a Current Backup”.
A pop-up will then appear which reads the data from the external hard drive. The window is user-friendly. We can toggle between all the backups taken on each day. If we’ve just realised that we deleted a file some weeks ago, then it’s easy to go right back and restore the data.
I know that my Word document was stored in the “Documents” folder so I browse to it and find the Test Document. To restore this document, I just click on the green tab at the bottom of the screen and the document will be instantly restored to my Documents folder.
Restoring documents is easy!
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