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No "Previous Versions" available

Greetings:
I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64 in as a standalone system (workgroup).  When I attempt to "restore previous versions" of any file, I see "there are no previous versions available".

I have ensured:  Turn on System Protection for the drive(s) that you want to have previous versions of it's files and folders available.
Volume Shadow Copy - Service set as default of Manual.
Server - Service set as default of Started and Automatic.
TCP/IP NetBios Helper - Service set as default of Started and Automatic.
Workstation - Service set as default of Started and Automatic.

Still no luck.  There is no registry entry to "hide administrative shares".

I'm stumped!

Jim
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Dave4125Commented:
I think Windows 7 needs the backup configured in order to use Previous Versions.
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upalakshithaCommented:
Previous versions are automatically saved as part of a restore point. If system protection is turned on, Windows automatically creates previous versions of files and folders that have been modified since the last restore point was made. Typically, restore points are made once a day. If your disk is partitioned or if you have more than one hard disk on your computer, you need to turn on system protection for the other partitions or disks. Previous versions are also created by Windows Backup when you back up your files.

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If you modify a file several times in one day, only the version that was current when the restore point or backup was made is saved as a previous version.

did you check restore points are created or not ?
if not create a restore point & check
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jcimarronCommented:
jgutman--Is System Protection turned on for the drive on which the file is located?  Is Disk Space alloted?
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jgutmanAuthor Commented:
Yes restore points are being created.  Turned on for the drive in question.  Space allocated.   No previous versions.
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ded9Commented:
Make sure Volume Shadow Copy - Service started and automatic.



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Dave4125Commented:
If you want to test it. Manually create a restore point or backup and modify a file that already existed (ex: word doc) and see if the previous version exists now.
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jcimarronCommented:
ded9--Volume Shadow Copy (service) is set at Manual on my Win 7 PC.  But both System Restore and Previous version seem to work fine.  (maybe VSC turns itself on when needed?)
TechNet suggests the correct setting is Manual.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734254(WS.10).aspx
In the past I set it to Automatic, but on reboot it usually had reverted to Manual.  
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ded9Commented:
@jcimarron: Volume Shadow Copy  Service  can restore the previous file...technet says it should be set to manual which is right ...but a lot of time there are third party software that might conflict..so it better to set it automatic.. .


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