Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level


When is a deleted file really deleted? With Windows Vista, that answer gets complicated.

Microsoft recently revealed that Windows Vista would inherit "volume shadow copy" technology from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. In those older operating systems, volume shadow copy is used to take periodic snapshots of key system files, though the service can also be instructed to monitor any kind of data for the purposes of creating a system "restore point."

With Windows Vista, the operating system will make "shadow" (that is, backup) copies of files and folders for users who have "System Protection" enabled (the default setting). The feature will be called Previous Versions, and will be accessible via the right-click properties menu as "Restore previous versions." Recycle Bin not enough, Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 1st August 2006 3:02AM