ShadowExplorer enables the user to surf through the shadow copies generated by Window Vista. Generally Vista creates point in time copies of user files on a regular basis. It allows you to recover older versions from files that may have been accidentally deleted or modified. It is especially designed for consumers of home editions, who cannot access their shadow copies by default.
If you accidentally delete something, say, you can then right-click its folder, select Properties > Previous Versions, and perhaps recover the lost file from one of these backups.
The interface for this is a little clumsy, though. And it’s only available in the Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions, although the copies are still being made in the Home editions – which is where ShadowExplorer comes in.
- [advt]Show available point-in-time copies
- Browse through Shadow Copies
- Retrieve versions of files and folders