Revo Uninstaller Pro Online User's Manual

4. Backup Manager

Backup Manager helps you manage backup information stored by Revo Uninstaller Pro after deletion of Registry entries, files and folders if the necessary options are set. Restoring a local restore point, you can restore the whole deleted data, or you can just pick and restore a single or few items you need back. If you need more free space you can delete a random local restore point or all stored by Revo Uninstaller Pro local restore points.

Restore points of deleted by Revo Uninstaller Pro information are created when you delete data using the Uninstaller (in All Programs mode or Traced Programs mode) or AutoRun Manager tool.

By default the option Options->Uninstaller->Back up deleted Registry items is turned on and Revo Uninstaller Pro backs up deleted Registry data. Also, by default, deleted files and folders are not backed up by the Backup Manager. They are deleted to the Recycle Bin, if you want to back them up you have to switch the option Options->Uninstaller->Delete files and folders to to Backup folder

The main window of the Backup Manager shows you all local restore points created by Revo Uninstaller Pro. By default they are grouped by date of creation and sorted by hour of creation. There are some properties for every restore point in the list as: name of the operation, size of the backup point, number of items etc.

Available commands are:

  • Restore – After the command is executed, the restore of Registry items, files and folders starts and you can see the progress of the process. When it completes the window closes automatically;
  • Custom Restore - After the command is executed, you see the restore wizard with one or two steps, depending on the items you can restore. If there are Registry items in the backup, you will see a tree with Registry items you can restore. You have to check mark the items you want to restore, or, if you want to restore all of them, you can use the Select All button to check mark them all. To start the restore operation press Restore button and you will see a window showing you the progress of restoration. If there are files and folders in the backup you can press the Nextbutton of the wizard and you will see the tree of files and folders that can be restored. Again, you have to check mark or use Select Allbutton to mark items, and then restore them pressing Restore button;
  • Delete - If you execute the command the restore point will be removed from the list and the information that it contains will be deleted to the Recycle Bin. If you want to free up the space allocated by that restore point you will have to empty your Recycle Bin after the deletion;
  • Delete by Time - This opens a window that lets you choose a period of time or a specific date and delete all backups created before that period or date. This is a convenient way to delete a lot of old backups at once;
  • Delete All - This command is only available from main menu Commands. If you execute this command all restore points and information they store will be removed, and the list will be emptied. All the information is deleted to the Recycle Bin, so to free up space used by the restore points you have to empty the Recycle Bin.