Windows Vista's Restore previous versions feature

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  1. nLinked

    nLinked New Member

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    The Business and Ultimate editions of Vista have the Restore previous versions feature. Do the files in there take up physical space on the HDD, or are they simply some sort of instructions to recreate the files when you need them?
     
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    your question is silly. Regardless of being the actual file, or an instruction-set to recreate the file, it is information that takes up space. Therefore it does utilize storage space on your hard drive.
     
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    To put it differently, Windows Vista saves new versions of files in different spots on the hard drive than the older versions of those files, and it doesn't let the space taken up by the older versions get used for anything else until there isn't any empty space left.

    Windows may not TELL you that the older versions of your files are still taking up space, because it will just automatically delete them when your hard drive is full, but the older versions are still there.
     
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    That's what I needed to know, thanks!
     

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