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How to Recover Files and Folders on Your Computer

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

With Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, you can recover files and folders from backups that are stored locally on your computer.

By default, DPM allows only the local administrator to perform recoveries on the computer. For more information, see Enabling non-administrators to recover files

To recover data from backups stored locally

  1. Right-click any file or folder that you want to restore, and then click Restore previous versions.

    In the Properties dialog box, on the Previous Versions tab, there is a list of available previous versions of the file or folder. The list includes files and folders that are saved to a backup as well as local recovery points.

  2. Before you restore a previous version of a file or a folder, ensure that it is the correct version. To do this, select the previous version, and then click Open to view its contents.

  3. After you verify that it is the correct version of the file or folder, click Restore.

Enabling non-administrators to recover files

If you want to allow users who are not administrators on a computer to be able to recover files, you must create the following registry key on the protected computer.



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent\ClientProtection




Comma-separated list of users who should be allowed to perform recoveries on this computer.