How to use shadow copies in Windows Server 2012

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Shadow copies creates backup copies of previous versions of files, so that you can restore a previous version of a file, if needed. Let's configure Windows Server 2012 to use shadow copy.

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Right-click on the drive that you want to enable shadow copies on and select Properties
  3. Select Settings
  4. Highlight the volume and select Enable


To restore a previous version of a file on the drive:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  2. Select the Previous Version tab
  3. Select a previous version and select Restore



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