Now its important to note at this point that the

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Now, it's important to note at this point that the Previous Versions feature is actually a part of system restore. Essentially what we're going to do is use our restore points that are created by system by System Restore to store previous versions of files as well. How Previous Versions works 1:21-1:47 Basically what happens is whenever we take a restore point with System Protection then the files, the user files on that protected volume are also going to be backed up in that restore point. Such that if at a later point in time we need to restore a file to a previous version, we can go to that restore pointand grab that older version of the file and restore it. This can be a really great thing if you accidentally delete a file or if a file get corrupted.
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Enabling System Protection 1:48-3:44 Now if we look down here in System Protection we can see that System Protection is turned on by default for our C: drive. Notice that we also have a volume named Data. This is our E: drive. This is where things can get a little bit confusing when you're managing System Protection on different versions of Windows. Now, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 usually this is a good configuration. We enable System Protection on our system drive where Windows is installed and we don't turn on System Protection for drives where Windows is not installed because on Windows 8 and 10, we don't have the previous version functionality that we're talking about here. So there's no point in creating restore points for volumes that contain just user data. That's not true on Windows 7, on Windows 7 if we have a data volume such as this that contains files that we want to protect previous versions then we actually do need to come in and enable system protection on that drive. Let's go to Configure. Notice that I have three different options. I can restore system settings and previous versions of files that really doesn't apply to the E drive because Windows is not installed on E there's no system settings stored on E. So a better option is this one, only restore previous versions of files. When we create a restore point for the E volume. All we're going to do is take a snapshot of the files as they currently exist on E and save them in a restore point. Then of course we need to specify how much disk space we want to usefor the restore point. And let's go ahead and set it to about 10% of the available disk space on the system. Click OK and now System Protection is turned on for C and for E as well. Now that's great but right now there are no restore points for E, right? Because we just barely enabled System Protection on that drive. Therefore any files on that drive that we want to protect with previous versions will not be protected. Creating a Restore Point 3:45-5:49 So before we leave we need to use this option right now to manually create a restore point that will contain a snapshot of the files on that E drive. Click Create and let's just call it previous versions demoand we'll click Create and then we'll wait a minute while the restore point is
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