Windows File History – A Great Way To Recover Files & Back Up

Turning on Windows File History is a quick and easy way to back up for Windows 10 and Windows 8 users.

The steps are that you plug an external hard drive into your computer , open up File History which is in the Control Panel , turn it on and it will save copies of your documents , photos , music etc.

To quote from the Microsoft website 

“File History only backs up copies of files that are in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files available offline on your PC. If you have files or folders elsewhere that you want backed up, you can add them to one of these folders.”

Setup a drive for File History

File history will also allow you to go back and find previous versions of documents 

Restore Files or Folders Using File History

Further information can be found here 

How to use Windows 10’s File History backup feature

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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