Google docs saves all the changes in the document automatically, and that is a nice feature. I remember working with MS Word in my college years. I was constantly losing big chunks of modified text because my old laptop was bugging. That used to be a total disaster! Now with all these new technologies life seems to be much easier. But new technologies bring forward new threats. In this article I will tell about how you can restore different versions of a Google document and also say some words about Google backup apps that will help you to maintain your corporate Google Drive security at the highest level.
The only thing that has been bothering me up until recently was that I could not recreate the earlier versions of files. It’s not that I could do this with MS programs, but still… What if my colleague who has an access to my Google documents deleted the information I needed? How to recover the version of the file within your Google drive?
So I set up an investigation purpose and I found the answer. You can recover deleted versions of files in Google Drive, and that is good news.
Here are the instructions for how you can do this.
Restoring versions of files in Google Docs
At the top menu on the right from “Help” you can find the time of the last edit:
Click on this link and you will see the revision history on the right:
So now you can choose any version and restore it.
Google backup apps
If you share your corporate Google Drive files with your collaborators you should know that they may easily delete the files that you need. Google Drive trash bin is not reliable as the files are kept there only for 30 days.
The best way to maintain your corporate GDrive security is to use Google backup apps like Upsafe to have a reserve copy of your data in another cloud. Sign up with our Gmail account and test it for 30 days for free.