Just what are those previous version
by ChuckT - 2/22/13 11:33 AM
In Reply to: no ;[ by vortixofdeath
I looked at the Help of Windows, and I think you may be confused as to what those other versions are.
Here are the details I found:
What are previous versions?
Previous versions are either copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup or copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point. You can use previous versions to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. Depending on the type of file or folder, you can open, save to a different location, or restore a previous version.
Show contentHide content How are previous versions created?
Previous versions are automatically saved as part of a restore point. If system protection is turned on, Windows automatically creates previous versions of files and folders that have been modified since the last restore point was made. Typically, restore points are made once a day. If your disk is partitioned or if you have more than one hard disk on your computer, you need to turn on system protection for the other partitions or disks. Previous versions are also created by Windows Backup when you back up your files.
So, not all your files are going to be in those other stored versions, only the files needed to restore the operation of a prior condition of your computer. Those are the restore points.
I guess there is a possibility of your personal files also being there if you use the Windows Backup program. But I wouldn't use it, since (at least in the past) all the files being backed up were stored off in one big glob of a file, and you could not easily retrieve just one file from the inside of it. Another disadvantage of it was that as you upgraded your Windows OS, the backup file from any other version of Windows was not compatible. It only worked with the version of Windows that created it. A real bummer.
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