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Using File Recovery Tools 0:00-0:19 In this demonstration, we're going to look at some tools that you can use on a Windows system torecover a file that has been damaged or deleted or somehow no longer available, that you of all a sudden do need. Now, we're going to look at using File History, and then we're going to look at file backups. Using File History 0:20-4:54 Now, if you're using Windows 8 or later, you can use File History to recover files. And let me tell you, File History works beautifully. For example, on this Windows 10 system, let's go to my Documents folder, and let's locate a file in here. Let's edit the ipsum.rtf file, and let's say I've been working on this file for a long time, and in a fit of madness, I accidentally make some edits to this file that I should not have made, and I save the changes. Now, on a Windows system that does not have File History or some other file backup option, I'm toast. There's no way to get the text that I deleted back, but with Win File History running, it's actually not that big of a deal. What I can do is come over here to my Windows icon, right-click, and then go into Control Panel, and then go to System and Security. Locate File History and click on it. Now, normally, we use this interface to configure how File History works, but notice over here there's also an option to restore your personal files. Files that have been deleted, files that have been corrupted, or just plain old got saved over in the wrong way. So, we're going to click on Restore Personal Files. Now, each File History snapshot is labeled with adate and time, and the current number. Now this system is a lab system, it hasn't been used verylong, so it only has two File History snapshots created. One was created on a Friday, several days ago,the last one was created this morning. So the first thing I have to do for the file that we're trying to restore is determine at what point in time was this file correct? Usually you'll want to use the very latest version of that file that was still correct, to avoid having to do as much re-work as possible. Now this snapshot was taken early this morning, so this would be my best option. There'd be fewer changes that'd have to be updated, then if I were to restore the version that was taken last Friday. So let's go to the snapshot that was created this morning, go to Documents, and then locate the file that we edited, this one right here, ipsum.rtf. If I double-click on it, I can actually see the contents of the file, to verify that this is the one that I want. And notice that all the texts that I just deleted is stillavailable in this snapshot. Go back. Now that I know that this is the right file, I'm going to click on it, and then I'm going to hit the Restore to original location button.
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