Redirecting the restore of individual SharePoint 2003 objects to a file path.

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Redirecting the restore of individual SharePoint 2003 objects to a file path

You can redirect the restore of SharePoint file-based data such as documents and images that have been uploaded to a document library or are attached to list items. Individual items and their versions can only be redirected to a file location, not another content database. Use the following steps to restore individual objects to a file path.


You cannot restore SharePoint security information when you restore an item to a file path.

To redirect individual SharePoint 2003 objects to a file path

  1. Place the media containing the data you want to restore in the storage device.

  2. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.

  3. Click New Restore Job.

  4. Navigate to and select the SharePoint objects that you want to restore.

  5. On the Properties pane, under Destination, click Microsoft SharePoint Redirection.

  6. Check Redirect Microsoft SharePoint sets.

  7. Click Individual SharePoint sites, documents, lists, or items.

  8. Select Redirect to path.

  9. In the Restore to drive or UNC path and Restore to path fields, enter the drive letter and path to which you want to direct the restore, or click the ellipsis (...) button to browse to the location.

    Use the following format for a UNC path: \\servername\share.

  10. Use the default logon account as indicated, or click Change to select a different one.

  11. On the Properties pane, select other job properties that might be appropriate for your environment.

  12. Start the restore job.

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