All EECS home directories (among other locations) have a hidden “.snapshot” folder inside them which contains backups of all the files in that folder.
- Inside this hidden .snapshot folder, are (typically) 5 daily folders, 6 every_four_hours folders, and 3 weekly folders.
- These folders will have date and time stamps in their name, indicating when the snapshot was taken for the files that they have inside them.
- To retrieve a file, or entire folder, from the .snapshot folder, simply us the copy command cp (or cp -R for recursively copying an entire folder).
- Make Sure you’re copying and not moving, and Make Sure you’re copying to the correct location.
If you need any assistance with this process, or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.