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I'm sure there's demand for the simplicity of .snapshot-style recovery in Windows (of arbitrary directories, not just the registry). Is there any free software that does this? Or even paid? How about for Mac OS X?

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For those of us who know Windows tools but not necessarily Linux ones, what exactly is .snapshot? It looks like a hidden folder, not a backup utility. Also, what version of Windows are you using? –  Daniel H Aug 17 '12 at 21:53
I consider myself to be pretty familiar with Linux, and AFAIK, there is no built-in application that creates this folder. What are you using to create this? Are you looking for something like VSS/Timemachine? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Copy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Machine_(Mac_OS) –  Zoredache Aug 18 '12 at 0:28
Yes, I'd like Time-Machine like disaster recovery that will work on file systems other than Apple's. –  Sridhar-Sarnobat Aug 27 '12 at 21:22
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