jmt356 wrote:Bob (Post=206687): I believe the SP recovery environment only allows the restoration of an entire disk image, not of individual files within that image. What I was trying to do was restore the files in My Documents without restoring the entire disk image (programs, etc.), since it was only the files in My Documents that were corrupted by Cerber Ransomware.
Is it possible to restore the files in My Documents using SP's virtual environment without performing a complete restoration of the SP disk image?
If so, will restoring through the SP virtual environment overcome the file length issue I am getting when I try to copy and paste the files when mounting the SP backup within Windows?
I did not try the restore via the bootable SPX Recovery Environment DVD, but will do so later today or tomorrow. What I did try was restoring files from the virtual drive created through the Windows environment
folder with all the sub-folders are stored on a secondary hard drive (F:)
, not my system drive (C:)
. The User folder does not contain all my personal files. Those are stored in a different area in my system. But the User folder does contain lots of information.
I mounted drive F: contained on the SPX backup image as virtual drive K: via SPX in the Windows environment.
I opened up the virtual drive K: and right clicked on the USER folder and used the COPY command to copy the entire contents to a spare SSD drive J: Everything copied without any issues.
I have no way of knowing what the maximum file length was of the 491 files in 494 folders without examining all items, but there are several levels in many folders.
Then tried restoring virtual drive K: to my spare SSD drive J: using the restore function in SPX. That led to a problem. Not a problem with SPX but related to disk sizes. The source drive (K: (aka F:)) is a 439GB partition while the target SSD drive is only 111GB. The action messed up the SSD drive and needed a reformat. But, as stated, it is a spare drive in my system
I will try booting into the Recovery Environment later to see what is possible.
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