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Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to Hide or Show Previous Versions of Files from File Shares




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Previous Versions are either copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup when you back up your files, or copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point.

This will show you how to hide or show Previous Versions of files that come from on-disk restore points on file shares for all users in Windows 7 and Vista. Previous Versions from a normal restore point not part of a file share will still be available.




EXAMPLE:
Previous Versions Locations



Here's How:

Through the Local Group Policy Editor

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer, and Previous Versions. (see screenshot below)

 

3. In the right pane, right click on Hide previous versions lists for remote files and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Show Previous Versions from on-disk Restore Points on the File Share

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

NOTE:
Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.

5. To Hide Previous Versions from on-disk Restore Points on the File Share

A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)



7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.


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