All drives on the network are backed up using an automatic "Snapshot" system. This allows users to retrieve corrupt or deleted files.
The location of the snapshot folder depends on where the file is you're trying to retrieve. To open the folder:
Files in "My Documents" can be retrieved by using the following path (substitute the appropriate folder for the information within angle brackets):
Note the pattern. "sv_nas_hourly.0" is the most recent backup; "sv_nas_hourly.1" is one hour before that, etc. "Sv_nas.daily.0" is the most recent daily backup, etc.
Thus, the path for the person with the account "user" backed up seven hours ago would be:
\\twiggy\users$\~snapshot\sv_nas.hourly.6\user (computer types often start counting with 0 instead of 1)
You can also just enter \\twiggy\users$\~snapshot and look for your folder. It will take some time to display all the folders once you choose a backup folder, since it will have to show the folders for all Siena staff and faculty (you can only open your own folder).
Files deleted from the desktop can be found using the path:
The backup folder names are the same as for My Documents.
Note that you cannot navigate to this location through \\twiggy\xpfolders$\~snapshot. You need to include the entire path.
Other Network Folders
Departmental and other network folders also have backups. The path does vary by department, but generally is in the form:
You can also reach this through \\twiggy\<location$>\~snapshot
Older My Documents Files
Files more than a week old can be found on a different server. To access, use this format for the location:
Backup folders are "sv_nas_daily.0" through "sv_nas_daily.6" and "sv_nas_weekly.0" through "sv_nas_weekly.12".