Shadow Copy

What's the best backup option for multiple copies of the same file?

Paul from San Diego, CA

Episode 959

Paul is looking for software to allow him to backup each version of what he's working on. Leo says that's called "versioning." Windows 7 has versioning, called "Shadow Copy." He can enable it in his settings, inside System Properties Control Panel. He should look for a System Protection Tab, and enable Shadow Copy. It'll copy to a portion to the local hard drive that he can then backup.

There are several third party programs that can also accomplish this:

  • Fileback
  • This is $55, but has a free trial.