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  • There are many UI changes I enjoy about Windows 7. However, I do not understand the change made to the Previous Versions tab. In Windows XP, shadow copies are usefully sorted by the time they were taken. See here.

    But in Windows 7 Professional they are now uselessly sorted by the drive, folder, or file date modified. See here.

    Worse yet, I don't think you can enable the Time column used in Windows XP in Windows 7 Pro.

    To me, the only proper way to refer to a shadow copy would be by the time it was taken. By sorting by the modified date, I see 7 shadow copies of a folder all grouped by "Earlier this week" all with the same Date modified. It's impossible to choose the one I want to restore this way.

    Could someone either explain to me how this change is better or show me how to get the Windows XP time column back so I can choose a shadow copy by the time it was taken?

    Thanks.

     

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:40 PM

Answers

  • This article describes the problem I was experiencing and provided the solution I needed:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2004600

    The article applies to SBS 2003 but it worked for me and I'm running Windows Server 2003 R2.

    • Marked as answer by netadmin03 Friday, February 25, 2011 6:35 PM
    Friday, February 25, 2011 6:32 PM

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  • The intent was to reduce confusion.  If all your files were modified at the same time, it doesn't matter which one you restore: they're both identical files.

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, April 6, 2010 6:07 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by netadmin03 Friday, February 25, 2011 6:35 PM
    Sunday, March 28, 2010 9:41 PM
  • Ah, I see now.

    Thanks for the explanation.

    Monday, March 29, 2010 10:03 PM
  • Do you know why previous versions are displayed this way for this share on, let's call it "server A"? click here

    But displayed this way for a share on "server B"? click here

    Both servers are running Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard SP2

    The way they are listed on "server B" seems like the way they should be displaying for "server A" and resemble the way pervious versions were listed in XP.

    As you may have guessed snapshots on both servers are configured to be taken at 5:00 am and 12:00 pm.

    Could something be misconfigured or otherwise on "server A"?

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5:17 PM
  • This article describes the problem I was experiencing and provided the solution I needed:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2004600

    The article applies to SBS 2003 but it worked for me and I'm running Windows Server 2003 R2.

    • Marked as answer by netadmin03 Friday, February 25, 2011 6:35 PM
    Friday, February 25, 2011 6:32 PM