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Recovering Your UBfs Files

Every 6 hours a copy of each folder in Myfiles is made. Copies are made at 6am, noon, 6pm and midnight. The 8 most recent copies are available.

Recovering Your Files

Using a Mapped Drive

Warning

If you restore the folder, the folder will only contain the files and versions that were present at the time it was backed up. Any edits made to files after the backup will be lost. Files created after the backup will also be lost.

  1. Open your mapped drive and navigate to the folder where the file was previously saved.
  2. Right click on the folder.
  3. Select the Properties tab.
  4. Select the version you want to restore and click Restore.
  5. Click OK.

 

Using the Web Interface

  1. Log into https://ubfs.buffalo.edu with your UBITName and password.
  2. Select My Files.
  3. Navigate to the folder where the data you want to recover is located. This is the first letter of your UBITName, the second letter of your UBITName, and finally your UBITName, followed by any subfolders your files were saved in.
  4. Select your address bar and add /.snapshot/ to the URL of the folder you are in.
  5. Press the Enter key.
  6. Select the copy you want to restore.
    • The backed up copies follow the naming scheme of hourly."1-8" or nightly."1-8".
  7. Select the file or folder you want to restore.
  8. Right click on the file or folder.
  9. Select save or save target as.

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