Windows Vista introduces a very useful new feature: Previous Versions. This feature, which was included in Windows Server 2003, allows you to 'time travel' back to an earlier version of a file that you may have accidentally saved over or edited.

This article appears as part of the April 07 issue of PC Advisor, available now in all good newsagents
The Properties of a document now sport a helpful Previous Versions tab. Select one and click on the Restore button and your document is magically restored 'as it was'. Alternatively, you can open a previous version of the document directly from the Documents Explorer.