Restoring an older version of a file from a home or shared drive

Summary

This article will outline the steps to restore the previous version of a file. This may be of use when a file is accidentally deleted, or a file was saved over a version that was needed. The location of the file within a Home or Shared drive is needed.

Environment

Windows 10

Directions

  1. Open the File Explorer (folder icon at the bottom of your screen).
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the file you would like to restore.
  3. Right-click on the name of the folder.
  4. Click on Properties in the menu that appears.
  5. In the window that opens, click on the Previous Versions tab.
  6. A list of folders will appear with a date and time at some point in the past. Open the folder that is closest to the time you last worked on the file you need, then open the file.
  7. Open the file and save as a new copy to a present folder. Or, copy the file, minimize/ close the previous versions window, and paste the file to a location in your File Explorer.
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Details

Article ID: 2601
Created
Fri 5/29/20 2:07 PM
Modified
Fri 3/31/23 3:43 PM