Configure local shadow copy within Windows 10

Some Windows 10 Professional computers I have encountered have had Shadow copy configured so that previous versions of files contained within file shares can be restored from set intervals (from 7 AM and 5 PM snapshots collected over previous days). This has been setup the same way that Windows servers have Shadow copy set up. On these Windows 10 computers I have been able to open the previous versions tab within Windows Explorer in the folders containing the file shares and have been able to browse and view previous versions of the files.

I need to have the shadow copies stored on the local hard drive and not on any secondary or network drives.

What is the process for setting  up Shadow copy within Windows 10 the same way that it is setup on Windows servers?
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
Well, I've created a video for you in UltraHD.

Please watch it here:


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Jose, please tell me if your method allows restoring files - I am sure that it does not.
You enable restore points, that is something different and will not work with file versions. Or?
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I'm in the process of testing this to see the steps described in these websites work and will post a comment or close this question once I confirm that this process works.
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
Yes, It allows restoring files in those volumes where it's active.
Please comment on the way you use to restore files, I'd like to learn it. All I know is this screen
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
That's a system restore, it's a different way (take the computer's software to another state in the past).

But what We are talking is the "Shadow Copies" this allows you to get "previous versions" from the files on your systems (it's like an on the fly 'backup') but it's not a substitute of the backups.
In the link look for the section: How to Recover Folders using Windows Previous Versions

Of course, if you want to learn I'd recommend you to read the whole article.
Jose, this is windows 10. The article does not apply. Please test yourself. Win10 has file history (as I mentioned in my linked responses) and that's all. File history is similar, but requires a separate drive for snapshots.
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
Will do, I'll do it tomorrow McKnife :)
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
The Shadow Explorer utility as described in the following website is exactly what is necessary to be able to recover previous versions of files based upon previous restore points.
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