KB-1200 How to recover a deleted process model


This article outlines how to recover a deleted process model.


A deleted process model can be recovered in one of the following ways:

  • Import the process model from another environment.
  • Import the *.xml file associated with the process model from the Appian installation directory.

If importing the process model from another environment is not possible, perform the following steps:

  1. Determine the UUID of the process model that was deleted:
    1. Go to /designer and open the Processes tab.
    2. Locate a process instance using the deleted process model.
    3. Click on the process instance and select Edit Process.
    4. In the Process Modeler, go to File > Properties and find the Process Model UUID.
  2. Go to <APPIAN_HOME>/_admin/models
  3. Search recursively for a folder named with the UUID:
    1. In Linux, run the following command: find . -name <UUID>
    2. In Windows, use Windows Explorer to search for the UUID.
  4. Download the highest number *.xml file for the latest version of the process model.
  5. Open the Process Modeler.
  6. Select File > Import.
  7. Choose the *.xml file from Step 4.
  8. Select File > Save and Publish.

Affected Versions

This article applies to all versions of Appian.

Last Reviewed: March 2017