Did you know that Windows Vista and Windows 7 make it easy to restore a previous version of a file without restoring it from a backup? Both Vista and Seven give you the simplest way imaginable to do it. Just right-click a file in a folder or on your desktop and choose “Restore previous versions” – highlight a file version and click “Restore”. Once you’ve finished, the restored version will become the current version of the file.
The option to “Restore previous versions” only appears where previous versions exist. Be careful. All subsequent versions of the file will be gone. Kaput. Wiped-out. Lost. Got it?