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Slideshow: Activate the Windows 8 File History feature

If File History can do so, it will display a preview in its window

If the file that you want to restore has been inadvertently deleted from your hard disk, the restore will happen immediately since the destination no longer contains a duplicate file name.

Now, if you wanted to preview a file before deciding if it is the one that you want to restore, just double click the file. If File History can provide a preview, it will be displayed right in the window. If File History is unable to provide the preview, if will prompt you to launch the application associated with the file.

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