Some time you get frustrated with yourself because you’ve deleted some files or some content, being freckle minded. Then you might realize the requirement of any option to get back those files or part of them. Windows 7 is smarter enough than XP in this sense. Unlike the other operating system by Microsoft, Windows 7 has the ability to get back the deleted files or documents. This feature is called “Previous Version feature”.
What is Previous Version Feature?
In the Vista architecture, Microsoft has introduced a new service called “Volume Shadow Service”. But in Vista, this service was not available in each editions. But Windows 7 has enriched with the Volume Shadow Service in each edition. The Previous Version Feature is a part of the Volume shadow service.
By this service Windows creates a restore point which helps you effectively to roll back the changes. Generally Shadow copy service keeps a copy of the files once a day especially when some new programs or updates are installed.
How to use Previous Version Feature?
This feature is easy to use. You can get it from the context menu of Windows explorer. Just right click on any file or folder in the Windows explorer and chose the “Restore previous version” option.
Suppose you’ve deleted a file from the folder “College Doc”. To get back the copy before deleting, just browse the folder from the explorer and right click on it, then chose “Restore previous version”. This feature is only available for files and folder. You can’t apply this for any driver or library.
You can see the available version of the folder “College doc” in the above dialogue box. You can chose any of the versions. Now you can chose any of the options Open , Copy or Restore.
If you chose the option “Open” then you can see the content of the folder at the time, specified in the list. You can also copy the whole content of the folder in your desired location. If you chose the “Restore” option then the current content will be replaced by the previous one.
How to activate the Previous Version Settings?
You can enable or change the settings of this option for the different drives. To do so, go to Control Panel > System and Security > System. Click on “System protection” from the left pane.
Under “System protection” tab in the systemproperties dialogue box, select the drive for which you want to enable or change the settings and click on the “Configure” button.
Now chose the option “Restore system settings and previous version of files”. You can also chose the option “Only restore the previous version of files”.
No doubt this feature makes your operating system more reliable.
How to Use Windows 8 Metro Apps from Windows Explorer abb enterprise software
I am using Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 Operating System from last 4 months and am quite habitual to it now, but the Metro Apps are a bit uncomfortable to use at times. The only reason that I feel using the Metro Apps uncomfortable, that they run in full screen, we cannot minimize the app anyhow and moreover it also lacks the ‘Restore’ or ‘Close’ buttons. I cannot run two apps at a time and can’t even change the window size.
Normally, when I use the Metro Apps on my laptop, it’s quite tough to switch between the apps. I still miss the old Windows interface at such times.
Guide to Use Windows 8 Metro Apps from Explorer
While looking at the solution to this problem I came across an interesting way where I can get access to the Metro apps from Windows Explorer too. The method I found so simple and quick. I never thought it would be that simple to access the Metro apps from Windows explorer.
I found this way quite simple and useful and thus thought of sharing it here to help other Windows 8 users. If you want to access all your Metro apps via Windows Explorer, just follow the steps mentioned below:
Step # 1 – Go to your desktop, right-click your mouse and create a new shortcut.
Step #2 – This will open a new pop up window asking for the location of the item. Copy this item from here and paste it there and click on ‘Next’.
Step #3 – A new window will then ask for the shortcut name. Fill in any name of your choice and click ‘Finish’. I used ‘Metro Apps’ to name the shortcut.
This will create the shortcut on your desktop.
When you open that shortcut, you will notice all your apps in this particular folder including all your Metro Apps.
Wasn’t that simple? After adding this shortcut on my desktop, I can reach all my apps from the Windows Explorer.
Recover Deleted Files From Hard Disk abb enterprise software
Are you regretting for the lost important files which you have deleted unfortunately? You can still recover deleted files from your hard disk. The files are stored in the hard drive section on the disk drive of your computer.The section is called sectors.
When you save a file in your hard drive location, actually it is written in the sectors of the hard drive. When storing or writing the file the operating system assigns an individual pointer for each file. Assigning a pointer helps O/S to find out the location in which the file is stored.( You can also read how to make the folder undeletable)
What actually happens when you delete a file?
When you hit ‘delete’ then actually the pointer value is deleted not the data.Pointer is a value which holds the address of the data sector.There is a certain rule to assign a pointer value for a file.So it is possible to recover the pointer values which was assigned.And so you also can recover your deleted files as you recovered the pointer value of the deleted file.
So you can still recover the deleted files from your hard disk.But this is possible for some times after deletion until the O/S assign the pointer value for other files.Because when the operating system discovers that there are some unused sectors in the hard drive it will try to fill the sector.
So if you want to recover the recently deleted files then it is OK.You can do it.There are many software to do so.
One of the best file recovery software is DiskDigger.
DiskDigger is an awesome Software for the windows platform which helps you to recover the deleted data.It reads the hard drive or USB drive and finds the sectors on which the deleted data was stored and to get back your data.Obviously it can read only those sectors which had not overwritten.
Working with DiskDigger
Download the DiskDigger archive file and extract it.Run the exe file.Select the drive from where you want to recover the the deleted files.After searching, the list of recoverable files will be shown.Now you can save the files by right click on it and specifying the location.
Recover Your Important Data From a Corrupted Disc abb enterprise software
If you are fond of making collections of movies, videos, pictures and any other documents, generally you run out of your hark disk space because it is limited. So usually you write your documents in Cds or Dvds as a permanent storage device.
But there is a proverb ‘Nothing is permanent in the world‘. So your data stored in your Cds or Dvds are not permanent also. Don’t read me wrong! It often happens when you try to copy some data from your old CD or DVDs, you get a message like this “Can not copy file or folder Data Error(Cyclic Redundancy Check error)”. It means your Cds or Dvds have been corrupted.
In this situationyou generally give up and throw your disc to the dustbin. But do you know you can still recover your important data from that disc? There is a cool Windows application that allows you to recover your data from a corrupted compact disc. So if you’ve already thrown out your important CD/Dvd then collect that and try to recover the data from that.
JFILERECOVERY is a great software by which you can get back your useful data. This application lets you to recopy the files from a corrupted disc with too many scratches.
Download JFILERECOVERY and install it. Now Run the application to copy any file or folder from the CD or DVD as well as from any location. Select the source location and the target location, then start to copy.
So make a try for JFILERECOVERY to get back your valuables and let me know about the application.
This post was written by Tanmay