The NAS Storage platform (nas02.storage.uq.edu.au) supports self-restore of files and folders by end users. Unfortunately, this feature only works on Microsoft Windows. Users of OS X can use a Windows based workstation to complete a restore (after which the restored files will be visible from their normal workstation), or contact ITS to perform a restore on their behalf.

The example on this page use files and folders stored on shared drives, but if your personal H: drive is hosted on nas02.storage.uq.edu.au, you can also perform self restores in that location.

1. Restore previous version

In this example, we'll be restoring the deleted text file 'File1.txt.' These instructions are also applicable when restoring an entire folder on the shared drive.

In Windows Explorer, navigate to the parent of the file or folder to be restored, in this case 'Folder1,' and right click.

Left click the 'Restore Previous Versions' option to view available previous versions. Select the nearest available version to the last known time the required data was present on the system. In this case, the file was only just deleted, so we'll just be restoring from the most recent backup.