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.

  1. Navigate to the folder or directory file the Windows File Explorer
  2. Right-click on the file, and click restore previous versions
  3. Navigate to the version you would like to restore, and hit Restore

    This will overwrite the existing file in the directory!