Prevent restoring previous versions from backups

This policy setting lets you suppress the Restore button in the previous versions property page when the user has selected a previous version of a local file in which the previous version is stored on a backup. If you enable this policy setting the Restore button is disabled when the user selects a previous version corresponding to a backup. If you disable this policy setting the Restore button remains active for a previous version corresponding to a backup. If the Restore button is clicked Windows attempts to restore the file from the backup media. If you do not configure this policy setting it is disabled by default. The Restore button is active when the previous version is of a local file and stored on the backup.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> PreviousVersions # DisableBackupRestore

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer -> Previous Versions


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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