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Recover lost or deleted files (Previous Versions)

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In this article, we will provide you steps on how to restore previous versions of a file that you’ve modified or deleted.

Restore deleted files and folders

Follow these steps to restore deleted files and folders to its previous version:

  1. Click Start button then select Computer.

  2. Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder then right-click and select Restore previous versions.

Once you open Previous Versions, follow these steps to restore:

  1. Double-click a previous version of 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.

  2. 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 will then be saved to the location that you selected.

Restore a file or folder to a previous state

Follow these steps to restore a file or folder to a previous state:

  1. Right-click the file or folder then select Restore previous versions.
  2. From the list of previous versions, select one then click Open to view it first and make sure that it is the version you want.
  3. Click Restore once a previous version is selected.
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Sources:

Recover lost or deleted files (Windows 7)

How to Restore Previous Versions of a File in Windows 7

Use Windows 7’s Previous Versions to Go Back in Time and Save Your Files

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