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Previous Versions - Hide or Show from File Shares

How to Hide or Show Previous Versions of Files from File Shares
Published by Brink
18 Oct 2010
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How to Hide or Show Previous Versions of Files from File Shares

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Previous Versions are either copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup when you back up your files, or copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point.

This will show you how to hide or show Previous Versions of files that come from on-disk restore points on file shares for all users in Windows 7 and Vista. Previous Versions from a normal restore point not part of a file share will still be available.

EXAMPLE: Previous Versions Locations
Name:  Example.jpg
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Size:  51.3 KB




OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Show Previous Versions from on-disk Restore Points on the File Share
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
NOTE: This is the default setting.
Show_File_Share_Previous_Versions.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Hide Previous Versions from on-disk Restore Points on the File Share
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Hide_File_Share_Previous_Versions.reg

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

6. Click on Run, Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer, and Previous Versions. (see screenshot below)
Previous Versions - Hide or Show from File Shares-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, right click on Hide previous versions lists for remote files and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Show Previous Versions from on-disk Restore Points on the File Share
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Hide Previous Versions from on-disk Restore Points on the File Share
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  GPEDIT-2.jpg
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn




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