I’ve talked about this A LOT; but “Undo” is my first stop on almost every “oops” moment on the computer.
- If I accidentally delete, move or rename files I didn’t mean to
- If text moves or changes in an email or document that I want back
- if something seems different on my computer but I’m not sure what
“Undo” isn’t just for typing; it works on almost everything you do on your computer. Here’s how.
If something happens on your computer you didn’t expect or want – anything really – hit CTRL+Z (that’s the control key and the Z key at the same time). You can also find “Undo” in the edit menu of most programs.
The same holds true on the Mac only hit Command+Z (that’s the “Apple” key and the Z key at the same time).
I know it seems strange but I’ve screwed a lot of things up on my computer that were repaired by hitting “Undo” – from little typos to deleted backups. And if it didn’t help it really didn’t hurt anything either. Give “Undo” a shot before you panic.
BONUS TIP: If you hit “Undo” and realize it’s not what you wanted hit Shift+CTRL+Z (Windows) or Shift+Command+Z (Mac) to “Redo” your Undo and get back to where you were