# Restore a Manual Backup

Restoring a manual backup of the NIO database can be done with the following steps:

  1. Exit NIO.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and access this folder:
  3. Rename the existing Paramethod.NIO.db3 file to old-Paramethod.NIO.db3 (this is a precaution in case the restoration doesn't work)
  4. Copy the backup of the Paramethod.NIO.db3 file you wish to restore in the folder.
  5. Launch NIO.