Creative Cloud keeps a copy of every change you make to a file and sync through Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas, and the Creative Cloud desktop app. We keep these past versions on our servers for 10 days. This means that if you accidentally make a change to a file, or a collaborator overwrites something you did – you can get it back with a few easy clicks.

For more information about versioning, see the following frequently asked questions.

How do I view the past file versions?

To see the versions saved for a given file, go to the Creative Cloud Assets page and sign in. Navigate to the file you’re interested in, and switch the view from the Details panel to the Activity panel. There you can view all comment and version activity for the file. Clicking on the versions in the list will let you preview the version and provide an option to restore it.

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If I restore a past version, what happens?

When you choose to restore a past file version, we copy it to the top of your version history. This way, we do not delete any of the other revisions you may have in the list. The restored version becomes your new current version, and your former current version moves to the first revision in the list. Creative Cloud desktop app, Photoshop Touch, or Adobe Ideas will sync the new current version to your computer or mobile device so you can begin working with it.

What if I don’t see a version I’m looking for?

Creative Cloud only retains 10 days of past versions, so it probably aged out. After 10 days, we delete the past versions from the servers. If you know a version is going to be important, we suggest you make a copy of the current file you’re working on and save it with a new name. Then restore the original file back to the revision you care about. This way both copies become their own unique file that won’t be deleted automatically.

I accidentally restored my file to a past version. How do I undo this?

It’s easy to fix this. Simply choose the file you want to be working with from the list. Most likely, this will be the first version under Current version. Then simply restore your file again from that version.

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