Managing Previous Versions of Folders and Files
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Managing Previous Versions of Folders and Files

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Article Summary

The cloud drive keeps snapshots of all changes made in your files. The number of versions and the time period for which they are retained depends on the retention policy defined by your CTERA Portal administrator.

You can recover whole folders or individual files or both folders and files.

Managing a Previous Version

You can download and restore previous versions of one or more folders or files. You can view, download, and restore previous versions of a folder or file.

To restore a previous version of a folder:

  1. In My Files, right-click the top options icon image.png and select Show Versions.
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  2. Click More Versions to list all the versions saved.
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  3. Click on the version you want to work with.
    The version content is displayed.
  4. Drill-down to select the items to restore, folders or files, or a combination, and click Restore.
    You are prompted to specify where you want to save the restored file.
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  5. Either select a different destination for the restore or click Start Restore.
    If you select a different destination, after selecting the new destination, click Done and then click Start Restore.

The selected items are restored.

To hide versions:

  • Click image.png next to the Versions from banner or right-click the options icon image.png and select Hide Versions.

Managing a Previous Version of a File

You can view, download, and restore previous versions of a file.

To restore a previous version of a file:

  1. In your cloud drive, drill-down to the file with a previous version to restore, and click image.png.
    The Versions of filename window is displayed, listing the different versions that exist for the file.
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    Deleted versions are also displayed.
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  2. Click the version you want to restore.
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  3. Depending on the type of file, you can do the following:
    • Download the selected file version.
    • Open the selected file version, to view it and decide if it is the file you want to restore.
    • Restore the selected version:
      • Replace the current version with this older version.
      • Keep the current version and restore the older version with a new name: the file name followed by the original date of the file.
      • Skip restoring the older file.
    • Copy the selected version to another location.

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