To load and unload elements in a snapshot view using HCL VersionVault Windows Explorer (Windows)

About this task

You can load elements in and unload elements from a snapshot view.


  1. In the HCL VersionVault Windows Explorer Shortcut pane, do one of the following:
    • Click Toolbox. Then click Base VersionVault > Edit View Properties. In the Edit View Properties window, click Snapshot, select the view, and click OK.
    • Click Views. Then click the page containing the shortcut for the snapshot view and click the shortcut. In the Folder pane, right-click the view root directory and click Properties of View.

      The Properties window opens.

  2. In the Properties window, click the Load Rules tab, and click Edit load rules.
  3. In the Choose Elements to Load window, perform one of the following actions:
    • To load elements, choose elements from the Available Elements list and click Add.
      Attention: Using symbolic links incorrectly in snapshot views can result in loss of data. Before loading and using symbolic links in a snapshot view, read about VOB links.
    • To unload elements, choose elements from the Selected Elements list and click Remove.
      Tip: If you unload a directory element, all elements below the directory are unloaded also. Any view-private files or directories are saved to a .unloaded directory.
  4. Click OK and Apply. The Start Update window opens.

    The update operation makes sure that your view contains the set of versions that the modified config spec selects.

  5. You can choose only to load the new files or update the entire view. (Preview is inactive.) To update the entire view, clear Load only from the new load rules and click OK.
  6. Update runs and the VersionVault Snapshot View Update window opens. Examine the update results and click File > Exit and, in the Properties window, click OK.