The system automatically makes shadow copies of files and folders daily. You can also create shadow copies by setting a System Protection Point using the System Protection tab in the System control panel. When you right-click a file or folder, you now see a Previous Versions tab that lets you copy any of the stored previous versions or restore the item to any of the prior states.More info over here.
In the event of an inadvertent change or deletion of a file or folder, Previous Versions allows you to revert the file or folder to any previous version, restore a previous version from a backup (made with Windows Backup), or make a copy of a previous version.
Windows Vista features shadow copy
Posted on Monday, Jul 31 2006 @ 22:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck