'Shadow Explorer', and 'Phlox'

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Shadow Explorer

From time to time, Windows Vista creates point-in-time copies of your files. This allows you to retrieve older versions from files you accidentally deleted or altered. This service is turned on by default on all versions of Windows Vista, but Microsoft grants access to these copies only in Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions. This is where ShadowExplorer comes into play: ShadowExplorer allows you to browse the shadow copies created by the Windows Vista Volume Shadow Copy Service, even in the home edition.



In Windows XP, you can use F2 on your keyboard to rename a file -- including the file extension. Phlox allows you to rename files but prevents you from overwriting the file extension.


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