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    Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu
    How to Restore or Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Vista Context Menu
    Published by Brink is offline
    24 Jul 2008
    Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    How to Restore or Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Vista Context Menu

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    This will allow you to restore or remove the Restore Previous Versions menu item from the context menu for all users.

    Previous Versions is only available for the Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista. For the other Vista editions, you might try this free alternative: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

    EXAMPLE: "Restore Previous Versions" before and after Removed from the Context Menu
    Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu-default_context_menu.jpgRestore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu-removed_context_menu.jpg
    Here's How:
    1. To Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Context Menu
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Remove_Previous_Versions_Context_Menu.reg file.
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    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Restore "Restore Previous Versions" to the Context Menu
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Previous_Versions_Context_Menu.reg file.
    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.

    5. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.

    6. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop).
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Is this normally enabled by default?

    I never remember seeing it before, but I see it now.

    The reason I ask is that I had used 'System Restore' to fix my right click context menu, which for an unknown reason, seemed to be reset and none of my custom entires were there, such as the Windows Live OneCare 'Scan for viruses' and the WinRAR options also.

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Hi Ollyau,

    Yes, Restore Previous Versions is in the context menu by default in Vista.

    Some common things that may reset or mess with the context menu to see if you did recently are a Windows Update, another just added context menu item from some program, and malware.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    I have a problem, my context menu was fine, but now when I click on a file it does not display all the items anymore, It displays all items only when I click on a folder but not on a file. any suggestions?

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Hello Katrocks,

    Check the requirements in the Warning box at the top of this tutorial to make sure that you have them set properly. If it's a new file, then it may take some time before there will be previous versions of it stored in shadow copy.

    Previous Versions - Shadow Copy

    I hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Hi admin Brink

    I just have a question related to this Post and context menus.

    Is this only for windows vista ultimate or can I use it in home premium?

    Do you know a way to create a shortcut (in the context menu of FOLDERS) that opens the change icon window for the folder I right click on?
    I have created a lot of folder icons for the different programs I have installed and I want to apply them to the appropriate folders. Unfortunately it gets kind of irritating when I have to perform the same 5 steps over and over again for each and every folder.

    Please reply ASAP, thank you

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Hello Mr. Electrifyer,

    Sorry, but Previous Versions is only available for the Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista.

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Ok, but do you know of a way to add a "change icon" shorcut to the context menu of folders?

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    Re: Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

    Sorry, only the normal way to do it.

    Folder Icon Change

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