Re: nvda in safe mode
Have you looked in folder or drive properties to see if previous versions is in the properties dialog?
In Windows 7, unless something causes System Restore to create a restore point more frequently, it creates one once a week. the check box you mention is on by default. And Shadow copy makes a backup of files when System Restore automatically runs once a week. I haven't checked to see if restore points have previous versions available if one is made as the result of installing a program or for some other reason. it doesn't seem plausible, however, that Shadow Copy would distinguish between how a restore point is made, though I am telling you what makes sense to me, I have no way of checking in Windows 10 and I would have to do something like install a program to check in Windows 7.
I have never seen anything in discussions of Shadow copy distinguishing between how a restore point is made.
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Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda in safe mode
For future reference, volume shadow copy seems to be what happens when you run a manual or manually scheduled backup using Windows Backup where you've checked the box that says "save user files", and it only succeeds if the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is running at the time of the backup. The automatic Windows Backup/Restore run during patches and upgrades does not include user files, which is why i was unaware of this extra backup service at all. It also seems that restoring a shadow copy cannot be done through Windows Restore as Windows removed the GUI in Windows 8, although i may be mistaken as to the usage, or it may have been reimplemented in Windows 10. Here is a link describing two methods of recovering deleted files using shadow copies - but again, this only works if you know you've been creating shadow copies to begin with.
On Sun, Jan 26, 2020, 5:14 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
One would absolutely need to use a file recovery utility to get data back under these circumstances. And when one is doing file recovery you never, ever, ever, attempt to recover to the same drive that you originally had the data on. It's always recovered to a second drive to prevent the need to write anything to the drive being recovered from. Ideally, in an instance like this, the recovery would be booted from USB or DVD-ROM so that absolutely no write activity is needed on the original drive.