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Restoring a project

You can restore backed up and archived projects using the Restore Project program. This program allows you to overwrite any current project with a backed up version, or restore a backed up project as a new project.

Note: Be careful when restoring files as every file in the destination and sub-directories will be deleted before restoring. If you accidentally set your restore path to the root directory of the drive, the program will delete your entire disk drive.



Do not set the Restore Project path to the root directory of your drive (usually c:\).

Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

To restore a project:

  1. Open Citect Explorer.
  2. Click the Restore button
  3. or select Tools | Restore. The Restore Project dialog box will display.

  4. In the Backup file field, enter the name of the project to restore.
  5. Under To, select `Current project', to overwrite a project with the backed up one, or `New project' to restore a backed up project as a new one.
  6. In the Name field, enter a name for the restored project.
  7. In the Location field, enter the location of the project to restore, including the file name. You can either type in the path directly, or use the Browse button.
  8. Under Options, select `Configuration files' to restore backed up INI files, and the TimeSyncConfig.xml file used to store the time synchronization settings configured in the Time Synchronization utility.
  9. If you backed up the sub-directories under the project, the directories will be listed under `Select sub-directories to restore'. You can choose to restore every or no sub-directories, or you can select specific sub-directories to restore.
  10. Click OK.

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