Restore Files and Folders

You can use previous versions to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were corrupted. Depending on the type of file or folder, you can open, save to a different location, or restore a previous version.

Note: For CVTC N: and S: drives, previous versions go back 2 months, anything older than that cannot be recovered using Previous Versions and you will need to submit an incident with the IT Service Desk.

  1. Navigate to the folder or file you wish to restore.
  2. Right click on the folder or file.
    Click Properties.
  3. FileRecovery01.png

  4. Go to Previous Versions tab.
  5. Find the date and time closest to date you wish to restore to.
    Click Open, to preview the contents of the folder.
    • If you do not see the missing file or folder, keep checking other previous versions until you find it.
  6. FileRecovery02.png

  7. If you just want to restore a single file:
    • Double click the file to open it.
    • Once the file is open, you can do a save as and save the file where ever you want.
    • to verify that what was missing is there.
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  9. If you want to restore a folder and all its contents:
    • Close the folder preview window.
    • Click Restore.
      • WARNING: Restoring the whole folder will discard any changes you have made since the restore date, and the replacement can't be undone.

    • Click Restore.

    • Click OK.

Keywords:Network file recovery restore from previous version lost folder modify recover lost or deleted files accidentally delete backup copies automatically saves restore point shadow copies move moved can't fine cant cannot can not corrupt corrupted   Doc ID:47323
Owner:Jessica C.Group:Chippewa Valley Technical College
Created:2015-02-17 16:34 CDTUpdated:2020-11-10 11:45 CDT
Sites:Chippewa Valley Technical College
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