How do I restore an earlier version of a deleted file in CrashPlan?


If you have restored an incorrect version of a file when using CrashPlan  , you have the ability to restore an earlier version by selecting the preferred date and time for the file you want to restore.

  1. Open up CrashPlan  from Applications  and click the Restore tab on the side.

  2. To locate your lost/deleted file of choice; begin by clicking the Show Deleted Files box in the lower right side (otherwise you may not be able to find the file you want to restore). This will allow you to view the deleted/corrupted files that have been saved in CrashPlan's  back ups over time. 
  3. Now Search for your lost file; by either 
    • Typing in the name of the file in the upper right search bar; OR 
    • Navigating the folder structure in the main window.
  4. Once you have found your deleted file of choice, it is time to restore a different version of the file. By default, CrashPlan  recovers the most recent version of the file. To obtain a different version from a specified time and date, click on the highlighted text Most Recent. 

  5. A calendar window will appear, similar to below. 

  6. Navigate to a desired date/time. ​For example, if the most recent version of your file is in September, but you would like to restore a version of it from August, simply click the arrows at the top right of the window to select the month of your choice, then click OK. Now CrashPlan  will have changed the file's version to the back up that occurred on that particular date.
  7. ​Finally, select Restore and your file will be restored to the Desktop (unless specified elsewhere).​

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