Previous Versions available in Windows 10/Server 2016?

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we currently use the previous versions function on several of our file servers and most of our clients. With the newer versions of Windows, this feature has disappeared. Is there a way to regain this function? Or possibly via a third-party?
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In windows server 2016, the previous version is there.

Please check the video I've prepared for you

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And in windows 10 it is called "System Protection".

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Isn't that called "file history" in win10? Please type "file history" into your start menu.

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OK, I got the Shadow copies set up on my servers now, that works perfect. Can I do this in Win10 Pro? I like it to automatically create a snapshot at noon, and at 6PM. The shadow copies can be scheduled like that, but System Protection can't from what I see. The File History function doesn't work. It looks like I'd need to have an external drive to use it for some reason.
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No, you can't use it in win10 pro and file history is all there is. System restore can be scheduled to run at times that you choose (see https://techjourney.net/force-automatic-system-restore-points-creation-change-trigger-schedule/ ), but SR does not backup your files.

Conclusion: you need a 2nd drive to fulfill this.

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Is there a third party program/solution to do this? A number of my users are on laptops and they'll forget to plug them in, lose them, etc.
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Sure. For example https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/compare.html knows file versioning in the pro or SE edition.
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