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Right-Click Restores

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Article ID: 000003627

Date: 07/15/2012

The right-click restore lets you right-click in a Windows Explorer window and select the files to restore. The right-click restore is the simplest and most efficient way for Windows users to perform a restore for a small number of files in the event of accidental loss, deletion, or corruption.

  1. Access the My Computer window:

  • Use either the Start menu or your desktop icon to navigate to Computer (My Computer for XP users).
  • Right-click on the Start button, click Explore , then click Computer (Computer for Vista users).
  1. Navigate to the file or folder you want to restore.
  2. Select one of the following options:
  • To restore all files and folders in the folder, right-click an open space in the Windows Explorer window, then click Restore Files in Folder .
  • To restore an older version of a file, right-click the file, then click Restore Previous Version.
  1. Select the file versions you want to restore from the list of versions, then right-click the selected files or folders.
  2. Select one of the following options:
  • To restore the files or folders to the same location click Restore. If you clicked Restore, and the file already exists, you must select whether you want to Overwrite, Rename, or Cancel the restore.
  • To restore the files or folders to a new location, click Restore to. Browse to the location where you want to save the file, then in the File name field, type a name for the file.
  1. Click Save.


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