Old Backup Shows New File RRS feed

  • Question

  • I wanted to fetch an older version of a data file that I had recently changed. In case it matters, the file is buried deep in the AppData directory for this Win 7 client.


    I took my oldest WHS backup, from March 1st, opened the C: partition, and drilled down to access the file. And there it is, right in front of my face: the open backup window, labeled March 1st, with the two files in that directory tagged with a May 24th date. That is, in fact, when I last altered the file.


    Am I totally off-base believing that the multiple backups of a given machine retain the state of the files as of the date of the backup??? Or is something really broken here?



    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:15 AM