Open the module that is associated with the object[s] to restore.
Open the "Browse" tab.
Select Security | Restore Security.
In the "Backup File" box, type the full path and name for the backup file, or click "Load" to locate a backup file. The contents of the backup file display in the left pane.
Expand the backup file and examine the contents. You can choose specific objects to restore by selecting the box next to the object. Use "De-select all children" and "Select all children" to help you select objects to restore.
Show differences (folders and files only)
Select to show the folders and files that have different permissions than the ones in the backup file. If you select this check box, a message box displays.
If you click “Yes” to proceed, the backup file reloads. If the permissions for a folder or file are different than those in the backup file, the name displays in red in the tree. If a folder contains sub-folders or files with different permissions, a red star displays next to the folder icon. Any differences between the current permissions and the backed up permissions are highlighted in yellow.
Include files when previewing backup
Select to include files in the display. By default, only folders display. If you select this check box, the backup file reloads to display all the files.
IMPORTANT: Only select this check box if you are restoring a small number of individual files. If you are restoring a large number of objects, selecting this check box can slow the loading of the backup file.
By default, both the owner and permissions are restored. Clear the appropriate check box for the item you do not want to restore.
Restore missing folders
Select to recreate folders that are present in the backup file, but are no longer present in the destination path.
Select to restore System Access Control List (SACL).
Restore to a different path
Select to restore the permissions to a different path. A message box displays.
Click "Yes" to proceed, and select an alternate restore location. The path displays in the box. Browse to change to a different path.
IMPORTANT: The alternate restore location must have the same folder structure as the backup file.
To further restrict the permissions restored using a wildcard, click "Advanced".
Select to use a simple or advanced wildcard. Both employ a path wildcard. For example, *Test* skips any path that does not include "Test".
Apply wildcard to root paths only: By default, simple wildcards are applied to root paths only.
Apply wild card to all backed-up paths except root paths: Select if the tree structure in the backup file is fairly complex.
Advanced Wildcards: Select if you want the restored permissions added to the list of existing permissions. Otherwise, the restored permissions overwrite the existing permissions.
Select to enter a wildcard to filter folders and files.
Select to enter a wildcard to filter groups or users. For example, *smith will skip any group or user that does not include smith in the path. To select a group or user, click Advanced User Selection.
NOTE: If both check boxes are selected, the Path wildcard is applied to the selection first, and the Group/User wildcard is applied.
If a wildcard is not supplied, the permissions displayed in the "Current Permissions" pane are replaced with those displayed in the "Backed-up Permissions" pane. If a wildcard is supplied, the matching permissions in the backup file are added to the pre-existing permissions.