Before startingIt is assumed that you've installed Areca using the default procedure of your system (Linux or Windows).
Make sure you've had a look at the previous tutorial (Section 2 : "Running your first backup") before reading this section.
Recovering a specific version of a specific fileLet's assume that you want to recover the very first version of "MyNewPicture.jpg" (see image below and tutorial section 2 : "Running your first backup").
Select it in the history (on the right side of the "Logical view" tab), right click and select "Recover ...".
A new window appears and asks you where to recover the file.
Enter the destination (for instance "/home/olivier") and hit "OK".
That's it : your file has been recovered in "/home/olivier".
Recovering a whole archiveIf you want to recover the whole archive, go back to the "Physical view" and select the last archive :
Right-click and select "Recover..."
As previously, a new window appears and asks where to recover the selected archive. Enter the destination (for instance "/home/olivier") and hit "OK".
Note that in this case, Areca will recover your archive in a "rcv" subdirectory (in this example : "/home/olivier/rcv").
You can also notice that Areca recovers the "MyNewPicture.jpg" file that is contained in your third archive, but also the files stored in your previous archives : you don't have to recover your data archive-by-archive.
Next step ...Step 4 : Merging your archives