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How do I restore a backup on neo4j desktop?


I have a backup of my data in a directory (inside the directory is a neo4j folder, a system folder, and a node_list file), and am trying to restore it using neo4j desktop. 


What exactly do you mean with backup?
A backup taken with neo4j-admin backup?
Or a file system backup? If so was that copied when the database was cleanly shut down?

The former can be restored with neo4j-admin restore

The latter can be copied over a neo4j installation but you need to know what you're doing. In general it's not recommended to mess on the file-system without using the proper tools.

Most important are the data/databases and data/transactions folders that need to go into the new installation at the right place. Then also plugins and neo4j.conf