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When I make changes to files, I keep on finding myself "saving as" and adding the current date to the file. It slows me down, and it creates a bunch of files that clot my folder. I would prefer to be able to Right Click on a file from the File Explorer and select to save different versions of this file, so that each time I save it, it saves a copy somewhere, that I can access in the future if necessary.

Is there any application that achieves this?

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Install a backup program like Crashplan. – Zoredache Nov 29 '12 at 22:43
Which windows version are you using? – Luiz Angelo Nov 30 '12 at 2:00
@Zoredache: $25 a year to be able to track changes, right? – tomwoods Nov 30 '12 at 13:55
@Luiz Angelo: Windows 7 – tomwoods Nov 30 '12 at 13:56
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Ever heard of Dropbox?
For a free account, it can record changes of your files for up to a month.
and your files will also be safe in the cloud.
For a pro account(9.99$ per month), it saves unlimited history of your files.
and it's the best set and forget solution.

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I do have dropbox, but I have to save my files in a dropbox folder, I can't just tell it to track changes to a file that is in my current folder structure. – tomwoods Nov 30 '12 at 13:29
Actually you can. For example, your dropbox folder is D:\Dropbox, the folder you want to track is D:\work, you can create a junction using this command:mklink /D D:\Dropbox\work D:\work. it's pretty much like a symbolic link in linux. – David Dai Dec 16 '12 at 1:21
Ok, I'll try that. Good work around. Thanks. – tomwoods Dec 18 '12 at 15:07

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