Answered By: Colin Kinson
Last Updated: May 16, 2017     Views: 133

Go to your U Drive, you can access your U Drive in several ways:

Either, go to the Start menu and click on your U Drive 
Or, Go to Start > Computer with your username in the following format: (username\\pstudfsnb\home)

Apple Mac:
From the desktop click the Home drive 
Your U Drive will be listed as your Username

Windows and Apple Mac

  • Right click on your U Drive and select Restore Previous Versions. Mac users may need to access this via the Simply Web Student Desktop.
  • You will see a list that contains the previous times a SnapShot (copy) was taken. 
  • Find the date and time of the Snapshot folder you want to view and double click to open it.
  • Navigate through your folders until you find the file.  
    TIP: To make sure you have found the correct file you can open it in your Snapshot, but you can’t save or change a file in this view.
  • Select the file and Copy it, this will put the file on your clipboard, and then paste the file into a folder of your choice in your active folder.  To do this you can either open a new Computer window or click on your U drive folder and then navigate to the desired folder.  
    Remember: You cannot write/paste into a Snapshot folder.

If you have never saved the file, been working on it online (within an email) or on a USB device it is unlikely that you will be able to recover your work.  For more information please contact the IT Helpline on 0191 227 4242.

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