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How to recover data by using a client computer

Published : April 8, 2005 | Updated : August 17, 2005

After end users install the shadow copy client software, they can recover previous versions of data by retrieving shadow copies from the Data Protection Manager (DPM) server.

To recover data by using a client computer

  1. From Start, click Run and type the path to the protected data.

  2. Browse to the file, right-click the file name, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Properties menu, click Previous Versions, and then select the version that you want to recover from the list of available versions.

If a protected file was created in an application that supports recovering previous versions of data, you can recover the file by using the application in which it was created.

To recover data by using the application in which it was created

  1. Open the application in which the data was created.

    Note

    Applications in Office 2003 or later, such as Word 2003 and Excel 2003, support recovery of previous versions.

  2. On the File menu, click Open.

  3. In the Tools dropdown list, click Properties, click Previous Versions, and then select the version you want to recover from the list of available versions.

Note

When the user browses for recoverable data, the shadow copy client first checks for local shadow copies on the file server.

If local shadow copies are available, a list of existing shadow copies on the file server is displayed.

If no shadow copies are available on the file server, a list of existing shadow copies on the DPM server is displayed.

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