To restore a deleted file or folder
- Open Computer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Computer.
- Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder, right-click it, and then click Restore previous versions. If the folder was at the top level of a drive, for example Z:\, right-click the drive, and then click Restore previous versions.
- You'll see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder. The list will include files saved on a backup (if you are using Windows Backup to back up your files) as well as restore points, if both types are available.
To restore a previous version of a file or folder that's included in a library, right-click the file or folder in the location where it's saved, rather than in the library. For example, to restore a previous version of a picture that's included in the Pictures library but is stored in the My Pictures folder, right-click the My Pictures folder, and then click Restore previous versions. For more information about libraries, see Include folders in a library.
- The Previous Versions tab, showing some previous versions of files
Double-click a previous version of the folder that contains the file or folder you want to restore. (For example, if a file was deleted today, choose a version of the folder from yesterday, which should contain the file.)
- Drag the file or folder that you want to restore to another location, such as your desktop or another folder.
- The version of the file or folder is saved to the location that you selected.