How-to restore a directory or file from a snapshot
How can I restore a deleted file from my home or lab directory?
$LAB and $HOME directories are backed up with "snapshots" hourly for the last 23 hours and daily for the last 23 days. If you need to restore a file or directory to a previous version within the time constraints of snapshot, follow the instructions below.
Windows Mapped Drive
Windows makes it easy to restore a file or directory from your $LAB or $HOME directory, as long as it is mapped to your computer. Remember, you need to be connected to the VPN to access a mapped directory from off campus.
- Navigate to the folder or directory file the Windows File Explorer
- Right-click on the file, and click restore previous versions
Navigate to the version you would like to restore, and hit Restore
This will overwrite the existing file in the directory!