I accidentally deleted some data over a month ago. I have a Deja Dup backup from before then. But I have not found a way to restore from it, so I've been sitting here with some of my home folder missing for over a month. I want to reinstall, but I don't want to without knowing I've got the data back.
Here's my situation:
- Data currently in home folder: some older data missing
- Deja Dup backup: newer data missing
So I want to merge the two, and have the ability to select from a list what files I want to restore (because I would have deliberately deleted some things inbetween). This can be done in Nautilus with the File -> Restore Missing Files menu item, however this doesn't search recursively - it doesn't find items in subfolders. If I go into a subfolder and click Restore Missing Files more does come up.
I have a question on Launchpad, which has more details on exactly what I want to do. Unfortunately, a month later there is still no answer on it.
I do have an external hard drive with lots of free space to experiment on (so I could, for example, create a folder called "old" in there, and restore the old backup into it, then do the merge using a different program)
I need ideas! Can anybody help?