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Restoring Files and Folders using Windows Previous Versions

QTS snapshots integrate with the Previous Versions feature, which enables Windows users to restore files and folders from a snapshot in Windows File Explorer.

  • You must be using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

  • The files must be stored on a thick volume or thin volume that has at least one snapshot.

  • Enable Windows Previous Versions must be enabled in the shared folder settings.

  • Allow symbolic links between different shared folders must be enabled at Control Panel > Network & File Services > Win/Mac/NFS > Microsoft Networking > Advanced Options.

  1. In Windows, open a NAS shared folder using File Explorer.

    For details on mapping a shared folder, see Mapping a Shared Folder on a Windows Computer.

  2. Right-click a file or folder, and then select Properties > Previous Versions.

    A list of available previous versions appears. Each version corresponds to a snapshot containing the file or folder.

  3. Select a previous version.
  4. Select one of the following options.




    Open the previous version of the file or folder.


    Overwrite the current version of the file or folder with the previous version.


    All changes made to the file or folder after the snapshot was taken will be deleted.