Synology Hyper Backup Explorer: A Tool for Data Recovery

If you are a Synology NAS User, it may probably not need to explain why the data backup process is so significant. However, what if you want to retrieve or back up the data from a device not geographically located in your jurisdiction? That is where Synology Hyper Backup Explorer comes to help.

Synology makes a free application called Synology Hyper Backup Explorer, a desktop app for browsing and restoring data from its own Synology Hyper backup files. It lets you retrieve your backup data from your local computer, external drive, or cloud service. It enables you to recover either complete backup data, individual files or folders to your NAS’s original location or a new Synology model.

In this blog post, we will show you how Synology Hyper Backup Explorer can browse and restore backup data. We’ll take, for example, that you’ve already created a backup task with the Synology Hyper Backup on your Synology NAS and have it stored in a backup file in another computer or any other piece of hardware.

Step 1: Synology Hyper Backup Explorer Download and Install.

Download Synology Hyper Backup Explorer from the Synology website and install it on the device you plan to use to control the backup. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Synology Hyper Backup Explorer, then move on to the next step.

Step 2: In Synology Hyper Backup Explorer, open a backup file.

When you have installed Synology Hyper Backup Explorer, start and press the " Open " button in the top left corner. This will open a file browser window, which can be used to go through your backup files. The extension of the backup file should be “.hbk”. Then choose the backup file, and afterwards click “Open”.

Step 3: Restore Your Backup Data and Browse It

When you open a backup file, the left panel will show up list of backups. The backup version for all tasks corresponds to a point in time when the backup task was done. On the right panel, you can choose any of your backup versions and view their respective content. You review the folders and files like they were based on your Synology NAS.

To restore a file or folder, right-click on the item and choose “Restore”. This will bring up a pop-up window where you can select the destination path for the restored data. You can restore the data back to your local computer, external drive or another Synology NAS. It is possible to replace existing files as well as preserve older versions.

A “Restore” button is in the top right corner to restore the full backup data. You will receive a similar pop-up window where you can choose the destination path for the restored data. In addition to data, you can restore system configuration and user settings.

Step 4: Close Synology Hyper Backup Explorer

To close Synology Hyper Backup Explorer after you have restored your backup data, click the “Close” button at the top left Okinawa and prohibits. You can also close the application by clicking the “X” button in the upper right corner.


Synology Hyper Backup Explorer provides a handy tool to help you access and restore backup data carried via Synology’s hyper backup files. It is user-friendly and can be used on numerous devices and platforms. Together with Synology Hyper Backup Explorer, this ensures that your data is always safe and recoverable.