TimeTraveler Helps You Look at Previous Versions of Files and Folders

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Want to turn back the clock and find old copies of files, or see what the state of various folders were some time ago? With TimeTraveler, you can--you'll be able to go back in time on your PC, and view and restore old files and folders. The program comes in versions for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

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TimeTraveler lets you go back in time to view and work with older versions of files and folders.

TimeTraveler integrates with Windows Explorer, and displays as a slider at the bottom of Windows Explorer. Move the slider back to a date, and you'll see the state of your hard disk at that point. You can browse through the files that existed them and view them, but not edit them. You can, though, restore them.

The program uses the Windows Shadow Copies feature as a way to travel back in time, which means that you can't go back forever. After a certain amount of time, which varies according to your system, old Shadow Copies are automatically deleted by Windows. So there's a limit how far back TimeTraveler can take you--and that limit will vary from system to system.

So is it worth your while to buy the TimeTraveler? If you need to get access to older files without having to perform backups, and you don't need to go far back in time, it may be worth it. Otherwise, a full-blown backup program and a little planning will be a better bet.

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