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How to Back Up Files with File History in Windows 10

 Windows' File History is one of the easiest ways to back up your data files and even allows you to reopen previous versions of those data files. This feature is available in Windows 8 and 10, but is turned off by default.


To use File History, you will need a second storage device, such as a USB hard drive or SD card. Or you can also use a network location, such as a shared folder on another account on your PC, for file backup locations. File History will backup all files in your library (Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos), as well as your Desktop, Contacts, Favorites, and OneDrive folders.


How to Set Up File History


1. Find “File History” from the start menu and click on “File History settings”.


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2. Click “Add drive” in the Settings app.


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3. Select a drive or network location.


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4. Click “More options” to customize File History.


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Here you can change how often backups will run, how long they will be kept, and choose which folders to back up, and switch to a different drive.


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How to Restore Files with File History


To get a file or folder back:


1. Find “restore file” from the start menu and click “Restore your files with File History”.


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2. Navigate to the file or folder to restore. If you want to restore a previous version of a file, use the arrows to view the previous version of the file.


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3. Click the Restore button to save it in its original location. You can save it to a different location by right-clicking on the file then selecting “Restore to” and selecting a new location.


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