This article is to guide you how to recover your lost or deleted files from your computer. As this keeps happening now and then when we accidentally delete any important file or it gets corrupted. so you have the option to either recover it from windows backup (If you have) or from restore point of the a previous version of the file. Previous versions are copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point. Previous versions are sometimes referred to as shadow copies.
Restoring files from a backup
- Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
- Click Restore my files, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
Restoring files from previous versions
- Open Computer by clicking the of the Start button, and then clicking Computer.
- Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder, right-click it, and then click Restore previous versions. If the folder was at the top level of a drive, for example C:\, right-click the drive, and then click Restore previous versions.
- You’ll see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder. The list will include files saved on a backup (if you are using Windows Backup to back up your files) as well as restore points, if both types are available.
- Double-click a previous version of the folder that contains the file or folder you want to restore. (For example, if a file was deleted today, choose a version of the folder from yesterday, which should contain the file.)
- Drag the file or folder that you want to restore to another location, such as your desktop or another folder.
- The version of the file or folder is saved to the location that you selected.
To restore a file or folder to a previous state
- Right-click the file or folder, and then click Restore previous versions.
You’ll see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder. The list will include files saved on a backup (if you’re using Windows Backup to back up your files) as well as restore points, if both types are available.
- Before restoring a previous version of a file or folder, select the previous version, and then click Open to view it to make sure it’s the version you want.
- To restore a previous version, select the previous version, and then click Restore.
Some Points you should be cautious while Restoring:
- You can’t open or copy previous versions of files that were created by Windows Backup, but you can restore them.
- The file or folder replaces the current version on your computer, and the replacement can’t be undone.
- If the Restore button is unavailable, you can’t restore a previous version of the file or folder to its original location. You might be able to open it or save it to a different location.
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I Hope this article helped you….