Windows mount, browse, restore


New Restic user here looking for some Windows guidance. Is there a preferred way to mount, browse and selectively restore Windows backups made with Restic? Searching the site, forum and issues is not turning up a best practice.

I use WSL and could mount, browse and restore from there. Would that be a correct and valid approach? Is there a better or preferred way?



I am not aware of any particular preferred way. As you probably know, restic does use FUSE for mounting the repository as a filesystem, and doesn’t have that support on Windows. There is however a PR at which you can try to see if it works for you - any feedback is very welcome! Otherwise, if the WSL approach works for you, that sure sounds like a good alternative.