1.    21 May 2017 #1
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    Re-enable Restore Previous Version?


    In windows 10 Home, is it possible to reenable the "Restore Previous Version" function that came with Windows 7, or is there any software that I can but that does the same thing?

    This would be in addition to my regular backup routine, rather than instead of it.
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  2.    21 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Hi, do you mean System Restore?
    Or are you referring to 'Go back to previous version' = remove the latest build, a 10 day limit presently I believe after a major build upgrade?
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  3.    21 May 2017 #3
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    Literally, the old "Restore Previous Version" function form Windows 7. Where you set aside a portion of your disc to store old versions of files after they have been changed or over written.

    In Windows 7 you used to be able to right click on a file and select Restore Previous Versions, and it would open up the properties screen to the restore tab and you would be able to access these hidden older versions.

    The menu option is still there, but it's empty.

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    It is limited in what it can do as it won't protect files from certain problems, but is very convenient as an additional layer of protection as it's not dependant on me being connected to my home network to do a backup, and doesn't require me to use an external disc.

    I'd like to switch it back on if possible, and if the feature plain isn't part f Windows 10 I'd like to find some software that lets me replicate this functionality.
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  4.    21 May 2017 #4
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    That's File History:
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    (Much of the 'old' Control Panel is still there too).
    You have to enable it and use an external device for backups.
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  5.    21 May 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    That's File History:
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    (Much of the 'old' Control Panel is still there too).
    OK, I've found that now, but I can't seem to get it to view all of my discs. It's only showing an HD, but not my SSD.
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  6.    21 May 2017 #6
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    Does this help?
    Add or Remove Folders for File History in Windows 10 Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials

    - there are several tutorials on File History in the extensive Tutorial section, which you're free to browse and search.

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    File History must be on to see the option to add folders. See 'Add a folder'
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  7.    21 May 2017 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello PerfectBlue,

    If a file, folder, or drive was not included in a restore point, added to File History, or included in a Windows Backup, then there will be no previous versions available for it.

    Restore Previous Versions of Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10 Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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