How to Turn on System Protection to Restore Previous Versions of Files or Folders

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.

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  3. Click System.

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  4. Click System protection on the left side of the window.

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  5. If prompted, enter your credentials and click Yes.

    NOTE:You must have admin rights to proceed. If you do not have admin rights, have someone who has admin rights to enter their credentials.

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    The System Properties window appears.

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  6. Select a drive, then click Configure.

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  7. Select the Restore system settings and previous versions of files or the Only restore previous versions of files radio button, then click OK.

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    Congratulations! You have successfully turned on System Protection.