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Some beginner questions

I downloaded the trial derision of Backupper Pro and installed it in my Windows 11 PC. I’m running into a few problems. Hopefully I am missing something simple. 1) Is it possible to restore a single file from a disk or partition backup? I found help text that says I can but but when I select the image file the only option is to restore the entire disk or partition. 2) I ran a files backup and selected my C drive. It ran for a while then presented me with a list of files that it can’t backup because they were in use. I clicked Skip and it seem to be running. Is there a way I can exclude these files from the backup? I saw a solution that involved registry hacks. Is there an easier way? 3) Assuming I have an image of my C drive and all its partitions, can I create a bootable media that I can use to restore that image in case of a catastrophic failure? I saw some reference to create a bootable Win PE system, but it wasn’t clear how I would run Backupper to restore my disk


  • edited January 8
    Thank you Mr. Boardwalk, my understanding is that the BU Trial allows for some additional features that the free standard version does not have, however, it does not allow all of the features of the Pro version.
    With BU free standard, you may restore your entire disk, and the Pro version allows you to restore specific files or folders inside of a backup image. If you are clever, you could restore the BU image file to an empty external or secondary disk. If you are advanced, you could create a large blank disk image VHDX, and restore the BU image to the virtual disk, and then copy your file to your normal desktop.
    "I ran a files backup and selected my C drive"
    You may do that, but that is an unusual backup task. You could do a C Partition backup instead, or a System Backup. Disk backup works well in most cases, but System backup is best for new users.
    Uninstall BU to get 50% off full version coupon.

    Backupper WinPE USB:
    Add custom drivers, such as NVMe, if necessary. Does not work with some monitors.

    Partition Assistant WinPE USB:
    Add custom drivers, such as NVMe, if necessary.

    Aomei WinPE Builder USB:
    Includes Partition Assistant, Backupper, Recuva, 7zip, OSF Mount, CPU-Z, Bootice, DiskMgmt.msc. Supports x64 portable apps. Does not support any additional drivers, such as some internal NVMe disks.

    Personal WindowsToGo USB

    Backupper Pro Edition
    Keeps license activated when updating Pro version

    Partition Assistant Pro Edition
    Keeps license activated when updating Pro version

    Aomei Free Downloads
    Uninstall free version to get 50% off Paid Version

    Free WinPE tool not from Aomei:
    Hirens Boot PE - live USB tool suite
    160 utilities, old BU 6.5.1, PA 9.2.1. Put custom drivers, such as NVMe drivers, into the “CustomDrivers” folder. Hirens is not recommended in combination with Ventoy USB.

  • Thanks for the reply. I installed the Free Trial version of Pro, not the free version. I would expect it to have all the features, so as the name implies, I can test it out before paying. Until someone can definitively state that it is possible to restore individual files from a partition backup, without resorting to clever tricks, I’ll keep looking for a backup solution.

  • The Pro version allows you to restore specific files or folders inside of a backup image
  • @Marvin_Gardens, AOMEI Backupper doesn't support directly restore single files/folders from system/partition/disk backup image file. You can try to explore the backup image file to virtual partitions and then copy files you need: https://www.ubackup.com/help/explore-image.html
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