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Windows 7: Previous Versions doesn't work (System restore)


30 May 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Previous Versions doesn't work (System restore)

Hello,

I'm doing everything as said, and the "previous versions" doesn't work. Why?
I also did manually a system restore, and it doesn't create a copy of files (for previous versions).
What can I do?

Thank you,
Patrick




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30 May 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Try Shadow Explorer, The link says Vista but it works for Windows 7 as well. You may find your file that way.
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30 May 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Try Shadow Explorer, The link says Vista but it works for Windows 7 as well. You may find your file that way.
Shadow Explorer is a good idea. Here are a couple of tutorials that I published long time ago - just in case you need to orient yourself. But it is really simple. Navigate to your file and right click on it, then "Export" back into your system.

Recover Files with Shadow Copies on Any Version of Windows Vista - How-To Geek

Recover lost files with Shadow Explorer - Windows Help Forum


BTW: The windows backup facilities are relatively erratic. I always suggest to use imaging, e.g. with free Macrium. That is a lot more reliable and very simple to use. All you need is another (external) drive.
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31 May 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK thanks,

But why my windows 7 "previous files" fonction doesn't work anymore?
It was working before.

How can I make this work again?

Thanks,
Patrick
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31 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

System Restore creates Previous versions copies only if the file in question is accessed and changed between two restore points. Can you check whether any of the files in that screenshot has a previous version. Or you can manually change one, and create a restore point.
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31 May 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Bit of a plug but check to make sure you have a few supporting systems turned on.
Vista, Previous Versions Logic Earth
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01 Jun 2010   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
System Restore creates Previous versions copies only if the file in question is accessed and changed between two restore points. Can you check whether any of the files in that screenshot has a previous version. Or you can manually change one, and create a restore point.
Yes.
I did one manual system restore.
Then change one file.
Then another system restore.
No previous versions available for the file.

Where can I configure when the automatic system restore occure?
Like, once a day, once a week...
I think that my system restore is not automatic.

Thanks,
Patrick
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01 Jun 2010   #8

 

simple thing is Turn System Restore on or off

here's some tutorial

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7

How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
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01 Jun 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

"Felt it was time to refine my search term since I was just using the message itself. This problem was happening after I used Tuneup Utillites to alter a few settings. It was such a little thing too, Administrative Shares must be turned on. The one setting thats required for Previous Versions I had off."

Thank you logicearth!! I use TuneUpUtilities! I will turn on Admin Shares (hoping it's off now).
Where can I turn that on?

Also, I still want to know how I configure when the automatic system restore occure.

Patrick
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01 Jun 2010   #10

 

it's automatic when you turn it On on the specified drive
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