Restoring Archives Using Shadow Copy Service on Windows XP, Server 2003, or Windows XPe

About this task

This procedure will restore an archive using Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service on Windows XP Professional SP3, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XPe.


  1. Start the Backup or Restore Wizard .
    • Click Start, point to All Programs > Accessories, System Tools, and then click Backup.
    • On the Start menu, click Run, type ntbackup, and then click OK.
    The Backup or Restore Wizard appears.
  2. Click Next. The Backup or Restore screen appears as shown below.
  3. Select Restore files and settings, and then click Next.
    The What to Restore screen appears.
  4. Click Browse.
    The Open Backup File screen appears.
  5. Specify the location of the backup file.
    • Enter the physical path where the backup file is stored, and then click OK.
    • Click Browse to navigate to the file location.
  6. Select the backup (.bkf) file from the Backup Identification Label list, and then click Next.
  7. Click Advanced.
    The Where to Restore screen appears.
  8. From the Restore files to drop-down list, select Alternate location
  9. Click Browse to navigate to the location you want to restore the files to, and then click OK.
  10. Click Next.
    The How to Restore screen appears.
  11. In the How to Restore area, select the appropriate restore option, and then click Next.
    The Advanced Restore Options screen appears.
  12. Select the appropriate restore option and then click Next.
  13. Click Finish.