Restore deleted assets (video tutorial)

Last updated: Nov-14-2022


If you're like most of us, you've probably deleted assets, only to realize days or weeks later that you need them back. Thanks to Cloudinary's extensive backup system, it's easy to retrieve your deleted files.

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Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Enable backups

Jump to this spot in the video  0:18 Review our tutorial on this process, especially if you have not already enabled backups or if you want to ensure you have correctly done so.

Find your deleted assets

Jump to this spot in the video  0:46 To restore an asset, you need to know its Public ID. If you don't already know the ID, you can use the Advanced Search feature of the Media Library to find it.

Access and restore a deleted asset

Jump to this spot in the video  1:46 Select the Restore link for your deleted asset after you have found it.

Options for assets deleted via bulk delete

Jump to this spot in the video  3:07 Bulk deleting is a very intense action that's complicated to retroactively restore. If you do find that you need to bring back assets that were deleted via our Bulk Delete functionality, send us a support request ticket.

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