In the event you've accidentally deleted a file or folder, Windows 10 has a feature named previous versions, that allows you to restore a previous version of that file or folder that was backed up via a System Restore, File History or any of the Windows Backup utilities. If you're sharing your computer with multiple users, they can do the same with any file or folder against your wishes. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to remove the Restore previous versions feature from the right-click context menu.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. If (for example) I was experiencing Issues with my Videos folder located In the Folders group of This PC, I'd simply right-click It and select Restore previous versions as shown below. If there's a previous copy saved/backed up, the option to restore It will be available.
If you don't want users (who have physical access to your PC) to utilize this feature, I will demonstrate how to completely remove It from the right-click menu. To achieve this, I will use a neat little Registry file, that will automatically remove the feature with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Remove previous versions.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Windows Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've now right-clicked my Videos folder and as you can see, the Restore previous versions feature has been completely removed. Perfect result!
Last Step:In the event you want to restore the feature back to Its original state, simply double-click the Add Previous Versions.reg file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:The good thing about this tweak, Is that the entire process Is automated by using the Registry files to add the entries to the Windows Registry. As such, It leaves very little to no room for corruption. Moreover, It can be reversed just as easy as It Is to apply.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost: