Windows 8’s backup mechanism is unlike any included with previous Windows versions — and that can lead to some initial confusion.
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‘Restore previous versions’ gone from Win8
Reader Pierre Decrocq was alarmed to discover that an extremely useful file/folder backup tool, included in Vista and Win7, was removed from Windows 8.
- “Fred, ‘Restore previous versions’ is not available in Windows 8! Please look at this MSDN page, ‘Previous versions UI removed for local volumes.’
“This important information might require updating some previous LangaList articles on RPV!”
You’re right, Pierre, the Previous versions tool (more info) included with Vista and Windows 7 was replaced in Windows 8 with File History, which accomplishes the same ends as Previous versions, but by different means.
Using File History is a story in itself (and will be in a future Windows Secrets issue), but you can start with an MS Support article that gives a short tutorial.