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?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
Well, I've created a video for you in UltraHD.

Please watch it here: https://youtu.be/mt3TTzXvR50



Jose
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
McKnifeCommented:
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?
0
Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

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.
0
Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
McKnife
Yes, It allows restoring files in those volumes where it's active.
0
McKnifeCommented:
Please comment on the way you use to restore files, I'd like to learn it. All I know is this screen
Capture.PNG
0
Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
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.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-recover-files-and-folders-using-shadow-volume-copies/
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.
0
McKnifeCommented:
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.
0
Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
Will do, I'll do it tomorrow McKnife :)
0
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.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-recover-files-and-folders-using-shadow-volume-copies/
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 10

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.