Windows Vista features Shadow Copy ( Previous Version), a useful innovation to help protect your data.This feature automatically creates point-in-time copies of files as you work, so you can quickly and easily retrieve versions of a document you may have accidentally deleted. Shadow copy is automatically turned on in Windows Vista and creates copies on a scheduled basis of files that have changed. Since only incremental changes are saved, minimal disk space is used for shadow copies.
Restore Previous Version feature is only available in the Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista. This can be easily accessed by right-clicking a file or folder and selecting "Restore previous versions." The problem is that the home versions of Vista don’t give you an interface to access them, even though it’s enabled by default!
Shadow Explorer is a software for Windows Vista that makes it possible to restore files using the Volume Shadow Copy Service on all versions of Windows Vista including Home and Premium editions.
* Show available point-in-time copies
* Browse through Shadow Copies
* Retrieve versions of files and folders
Download ShadowExplorer 0.4