Power On Software has updated its disaster-recovery utility, Rewind, to version 1.2.

Rewind permits users to reverse disasters and mistakes with a mouse-click. It does so by monitoring changes to files and operating systems during regular use, preserving archives and settings. This lets users restore the desktop, applications and files that existed prior to any unwanted event.

This update contains a number of major bug-fixes and usability improvements, including controls on the size of Rewind archives. Utilities file-archive sizes was a cause of contention for many users of the previous version. It also offers greater compatibility with applications that handle memory in non-standard ways.

Rewind 1.2 also stops the utility failing to remove its archive from a volume when protection for that volume was turned off. And the application has been modified so it does not launch unless the Rewind extension is running.

Virtual PC 4.0 compatibility has been improved, and Rewind can restore files even if a version of the file was open during a Rewind operation.

The update is available as a free download for registered users. It's distributed by Softline in the UK, and costs £77.