Configure and use shadow copy in Microsoft Windows

System Protection tab

Once you get to the System Properties dialog window, click the System Protection tab to reach the configuration screen for shadow copy. Make sure to check the drives for which you would like shadow copy to be available. If you want you can create a restore point immediately by clicking the Create button. Under normal conditions, a new restore point is created as part of the shutdown/boot process.

You can also restore to a previous point from this screen if you want to and if a restore point exists. Click Okay when your configuration is complete.

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