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Installed Ubuntu 18.04 from a USB drive and wanted to restore a directory from the external backup drive that had been done previously on 17.10. After selecting the files listed by Deja Dup the restore failed because it couldn't write to the existing target directory. The backed-up directory was /var/www/html and I was restoring certain files in that directory to the 18.04 directory /var/www/html.

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A solution to my problem was in a post that said to forget duplicity and use the deja-dup command line to restore a file. That worked! eg., deja-dup --restore /path/FILENAME As in the post...Thanks to FEDORA

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