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Windows 7: Previous Version Text File

18 Dec 2018   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Previous Version Text File

In the context(r-clik) or properties of a text (.doc, .txt ...)file there exists a 'restore previous version' option. However, although I know there was a previous version it has always said 'no previous versions'. Is there something I need to set in order for at least one previous version to always exist?


-thx


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18 Dec 2018   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Marc,

You can double check the listed requirements in red at the top of the tutorial below to see if anything may stand out.

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
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18 Dec 2018   #3
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need to have Volume shadow copy service on.

Good luck.
Malcolm

EDIT: looked for a tut from @Brink could not find the right one lol.
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18 Dec 2018   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Annoying tab that.

Its present on everything, but as you've found NOT allways relevant

It depends on how/what you've done.
(even truer on a text file) - installed via notepad??

Roy
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19 Dec 2018   #5
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
You need to have Volume shadow copy service on. ...
I went to


Start > Administrative Tools > Services



For the 'Status' column it is blank and for the 'Startup Type' column it is 'Manual'.


I have never been in this tool before so I guess these settings is the default. What should I do next?
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19 Dec 2018   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
I went to


Start > Administrative Tools > Services



For the 'Status' column it is blank and for the 'Startup Type' column it is 'Manual'.


I have never been in this tool before so I guess these settings is the default. What should I do next?

You can use step 6 in Option 1 below to set the services as per the red warning box in the second tutorial link below.

Services - Start or Disable

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
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20 Dec 2018   #7
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's an incredibly unreliable tool to begin with, being too tied to system restore, which is in itself unreliable. If you have something important to keep many versions of, use a real backup/version control/file copies/whatever you can trust and not the broken built-in thing.
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20 Dec 2018   #8
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
That's an incredibly unreliable tool to begin with, being too tied to system restore, which is in itself unreliable. If you have something important to keep many versions of, use a real backup/version control/file copies/whatever you can trust and not the broken built-in thing.
ooooo ... well this is spooky. Not sure what to do now. Think I will just get in the habit of doing 'save as' and afix my own versioning
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