Recovering files from /filespace home directories and group shared space.

Using the Previous Versions command to restore deleted files.

Recovering in Windows

File Recovery in Windows:

The CAE uses a Windows utility called "Previous Versions" which is used for file recovery in case of accidental loss or deletion. To restore from these stored files, follow these directions:

  1. Select the folder where the file used to be. Right-click and select "Properties."


  2. Click on the tab labeled "Previous Versions"

    Previous Versions

From here, there are 2 ways to restores your files:

Option 1: Here, click on the date you want to recover from, and click on "Open."


Then, you can find the specific file you want to restore, right click on it, and click "Undo Delete"

Undo Delete

Option 2: Restore all files from a specific date. Click on the date you want to restore and click "Restore." Another window will pop up asking for confirmation that you want to restore the previous version.


Recovering in Linux

Your CAE files, including your home directory, does periodic "check pointing" and makes snapshots. These are kind of like backups, but don't have version control. They can be found in the .ckpt hidden directory in your home directory.

Steps to restore a file.

  1. Change to your .ckpt directory. The command is cd ~/.ckpt
  2. List out directories using the ls -la command
    Example output of the ls command
  3. Change to the most recent with the desired files. 
    Changeing directory and listing out files in a checkpoint
  4. Copy that file to your home directory. Example command: cp .bashrc ~/.bashrc


Keywordssalvage restore deleted recover previous versions windows linux debian backup checkpoint   Doc ID12983
OwnerNoel K.GroupCAE
Created2010-01-04 19:00:00Updated2023-11-14 16:28:17
SitesComputer-Aided Engineering
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