Previous versions of files: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about previous versions of files and folders. What are previous versions? How are previous versions created? How do I view or restore previous versions of a file and folder? How is restoring previous versions from restore points different from restoring previous versions from a backup? Why can't I find previous versions of some files? Can I restore a file or folder that was deleted or renamed?
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This will show you how to hide or show Previous Versions of files from a backup location for all users in Windows 7 and Vista. Previous Versions from a restore point will still be available.