Backup & Restore

How to Restore Files from Windows 10 Backup

The importance of backing up your data cannot be underscored enough. In case you of a virus attack, hardware or software malfunction, or accidental deletion of important data, you can easily get back your data. Windows 10 has a handy feature that allows you to set up a backup and restore your files should you lose your data in future. This can be done by using File History in the settings app. This article explains how to restore files from backup Windows 10.

Part 1: Restore Files from Windows 10

Step 1: Click the "Windows" icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen or simply press the Windows button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Click the "Settings" icon: it resembles a gear.


Step 3: Click the "Update & Security" button under settings.

update and security

Step 4: Click "Backup" and under "Back up using File History" toggle on the "Automatically back up my files" option.

back up using file history

Step 5: Click the "More options" button.

Step 6: Click "Restore files from a current backup".

restore from-current backup

Step 7: Type the name of the file you wish to restore in the Search box located on the top right corner of the window and use arrows to navigate to different files and folders.

search file

Step 8: Select the files and click the "restore" button: an arrow that rotates left against a green background.

restore files

That is how to restore individual files from windows 10 backup.

Part 2: How to Restore Windows 10 Files When You Do Not Have a Backup

Tenorshare Any Data Recovery, is a powerful, user-friendly and beautifully designed tool that allows you to restore files even when you had not backed up your files. Recover permanently deleted files either from the recycle bin or Shift + Delete, formatted files, unreadable hard drives, files lost through virus attacks, and those from partition loss. Users can recover files from over 50 types of storage media and over 550 file types after previewing them. What more could you ask for from a data recovery third-party software? Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Download and install Tenorshare Any Data Recovery Pro.

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Step 2: Select lost file types, e.g. audio, graphics, videos, documents, and email among other files. By default, all files are selected. Click "Next".

select file types

Step 3: From the drive, select the location in which the lost files were saved and click "Next".

select file location

Step 4: Click "Scan" to display the lost files.


Step 5: Preview the lost data and select the files you wish to recover and click "Recover" to commence recovery.

preview and recover

Step 6: Choose a file location in which you want the recovered data to be saved and click "Ok" to complete recovery.

(Note: Tenorshare Any Data Pro performs a quick scan by default. Select Deep Scan to perform a sector by sector data scan. There's also an option to directly recover the file by searching the file name in the search bar. Users can also Pause, Stop and Continue the recovery process, export and import scan status saved in a .res file extension.)


Restoring files from Windows 10 backup is simple and straight-forward. If you had not created a backup, Tenorshare Any Data Recovery is a handy, functional tool.

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