How do I use Droid Explorer to restore a back up either the enhanced or normal ab?

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To restore you open Windows Explorer and navigate to the backup directory.

c:\users\[username]\Android Backups\[device_id]\

There you will see the backups for the device. You can then double click on the backup file and restore it to the device.

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If it is an Enhanced Backup, it will only be allowed to restore to the device that it was taken from.

You can also convert Android Backups to Enhanced backups, and vice-versa by right clicking the backup and choose 'convert to xxxx'.

You can also choose to unpack a backup. This will basically extract the contents of the backup so you can browse it on your computer.

When you start the restore, it will run the adb restore command on your device, using the backup selected.

  • double clicking on the file opens Droid Explorer though it crashes as soon as I push the restore button. To remove the startup error about permissions of root adb I have adb insecure installed on my device and activated at boot.
    – Don Moody
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 20:35
  • The device is a Nexus 7 2nd generation ROOTED.
    – Don Moody
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 20:36
  • @DonMoody, the crash is a bug, I have reproduced it, created the issue on the issue tracker, and will get it fixed in the next release. Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 21:44
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    @DonMoody Disclosure: Ryan is the dev of the fabulous Droid Explorer :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 21:53
  • @Izzy, thanks, Yeah, I should have said that... DonMoody I hope the rest of this answer is actually useful to you. So if there wasn't a bug that prevented it from running successfully, this would tell you how to use it :) Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 21:57

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