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it doesn't have this function. Early versions of Windows 8 did, in Windows 8.1 they took it out; in Windows 10, it got put back in again. Now notice that I took a backup of my files on 3/11, at 10:18, in the morning. That was several days ago, and if I don't have File History enabled, then this would be the only option that I have for restoring files from backup. Now, obviously File History is the better option. Why? Because File History had a backup that was created just a couple of hours ago, whereas this backup was created several days ago. So, can I get a file back that I delete? Yes. Am I going to have to put all my changes back in that were made since this backup was taken? Yes. So, let's go over here, and run through an example, let's go back into Documents. And let's say that I accidentally delete my ipsum file, and I emptied my Recycle Bin, so I can't get it back from there, and then I realize, "Uh-oh, I wasn't supposed to do that, I need that file." So if this is the case, I can come down here to Restore my files, I'll click on Restore My Files. Notice up here that it tells me that all files will be restored to their latest version; in other words, the versions that were current when this backup was taken. I do have the option of selecting a different backup if I want to use it. This may be an issue if you made errant changes, or you deleted the file, or something several days ago and didn't realize it, and several backups have been taken since then, in which case you'd want to backup several different backup files before you do the restore. Otherwise, you're restoring a file that already has all the problems. In this situation, I'm not going to do that, because I know that the file that I took several days ago has a good version of that file that I just deleted. So, I'm going to come over here and click on Browse for Files, and I'll go into backup of C, Users, and then locate the file that I want to restore, in rtracy, Documents, and the file is ipsum.rtf. Here's the file, click Add. I could go and add other files as well, I could also restore an entire folder if I needed to. Next, now I have the option of specifying where I want the restored file to go. Do I just want to drop it in the original location, or do I want to put it in an alternate location? For our purposes today, because I deleted the file, and I know that it's not there anymore, I just want to drop it back in its original location. I'll click on Restore, and the file has been restored. I'll click on View Restored Files, and there's my ipsum.rtf file, and it's in fair shape. There have been some changes made to this file since this backup was taken, so I will have to go in and then manually put those changes back in. But it's better than starting all over from scratch. Summary 8:15-8:26 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about how to recover files on a Windows System. We first looked at file recovery using File History, and then we looked at file recovery using Windows Backup and Restore.
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