Restoring previous versions of files 648 932 so lets

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Restoring Previous Versions of Files 6:48-9:32 So, let's start working with file one first. One of the ways that we can restore a previous version of a file, is to right-click on that file, go to Properties and notice over here there's a tab called Previous Versions. I click on it and I can see a list of all the previous versions of that file that's contained in the restore points that we've been creating. Now, we've only created one restore point, so I only have one previous version of this file to select from. But, it's better than nothing. Now notice I have a couple of options down here that I can choose from if I click Open it'll actually open this prior version of the file right from the restore point. If I click Copy, I can copy that file somewhere in the file system and if I do hit use the copy option I will end up with two versions of the file. I'll keep this one over here without altering it and then restore another copy of that same file from the restore point. So I would have an old and a new version of the file and there may be situations where that is a good thing. Or if I want to just overwrite this version of the file with the previous version, I can just hit Restore and it says "are you sure you want to do this cause if you do this any changes you have made will be gone." I'm going to say yep, that's what I want to do, please restore. And it tells me the file has been restored to the previous version, close the properties of the file and now if I open it, notice that the changes I made are gone. Now we need to restore file two, remember file two we deleted and then emptied from the recycle bin. To do this I can right-click in the white space of the directory where that file used to reside. Which in this case is the root of the E drive. I'll just right-click, I'll go to Properties and notice that for the root directory of the E drive there is a tab called Previous Versions. Now if I wanted to at this point, I could click the volume and click Restore. That would probably not be a good idea because that will override all the files on the E drive with the versions of those same files from the restore point. There may be rare occasions when you need to do that but probably not. Usually you're working on a file by file basis instead of an entire volume.
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So what I want to do is actually double click on the previous version from the restore point. Locate the file that I want to restore, right-click, do a copy, go back over to the directory where the file used to reside and then click Paste. By doing this I have restored this older version of the file that was deleted from the restore point. Notice up here it tells you how old, how stale if you will, the file in the restore point is. So in this case you can see that the previous version of file two is created just eight minutes ago, fairly fresh. Go ahead and close that and so here I've restored both file one and file twoto their original states.
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