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Stephen J. Carnam
Only Premium has the import feature and has official support for one of the supported zip backup formats (BackupBuddy, Duplicator, ManageWP, Backup WordPress, BackWP Up, InfiniteWP, etc.).
If you do have a viable zip file in the required format (zip is an arbitrary term for a compressed file) you could drop it into the blueprints folder and open it using the free version’s default “Create…” option and selecting it from the Blueprints dropdown menu.
However, you will not gain access to DesktopServer’s Premium specific features to allow for further customizations, correct misspelled links, links for CDNs, etc. Alternatively, you could use BackupBuddy’s ImportBuddy feature and run the importer after creating a default WordPress website using DesktopServer (so that DesktopServer creates the initial database for you).