Can't view files in VM file restore


Well-Known Member
Nov 6, 2018
I can't restore files from Backup.
When I click on "file restore", I can't view any subfolders or download anything. The only thing that I see is drive-sata0.img.fidx (it is 3TB large)

How can I view subfolders in order to download one particular file only, without having to restore all of the 3TB drive?

Here is a screenshot of how it looks:

screenshot file restore.PNG
Where did you open that? On Proxmox VE I assume?
Does the disk have any partitions?

The file restore feature starts a very small Linux VM that scans the backed disk image for partitions and supported file systems.
But i don't want the whole drive. I only need 1 single file.
It's an old Debian system. I do not understand, why I can't get the files.

Disk /dev/sda: 3647.7 GB, 3647702302720 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 443474 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x081260bb

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 522 4192933+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 523 257435 2063650107 83 Linux


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