How does the file history of Windows 10?

TheFile History this is a native function in Windows 10, but it had to activate Windows 8.

With this feature, you can save all your files automatically, allowing an easier recovery, especially if you change or delete them by mistake.

How does the file history of Windows 10?
To do a regular backup (of all office hours) of all your personal files and data. these regular backups will be easily accessible from a history, and you can restore them according to backup time which suits you the most.

It is important to define in advance a safe storage location (preferably external) to take full advantage of this feature.

How to automatically back up your files?

To start, you need to define a location to store your regular backups. An external location is highly recommended, it will avoid cluttering your PC, and it is always safer to have a backup of your files on your PC AND outside of it.

From the Start menu, Go into the settings (the cogwheel), and click "Update and security" :
How does the file history of Windows 10?


In the left menu, click "safeguard" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?


On the right, in part "Save with File History", click on "Add drive"And select the drive where you want to put your backups:

How does the file history of Windows 10?

Once this step is completed, you will see that the automatic backup is activated.
Then click on the line "More informations", Below:

How does the file history of Windows 10?


The entire list of your personal files will then be displayed.

You can add a folder of your choice by clicking "Add Folder" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

Select the folder of your choice, and click "Select that folder" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

You will also be possible to remove a folder, if you think that the backup is not necessary. Simply click, and then click "Remove" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

It'll just start the first backup your files. After that, they will be automatically saved every hour on the external hard drive that you set.

Come in, the top menu "Backup Option"And click "Save now rung".
Note that you can also change the frequency, if a backup every hour does not suit you.

How does the file history of Windows 10?

How to recover a previous version of a file?

You recently changed any of your files and want to find an older version of it?
Find the file in question to your desktop, then right-click it, and select "Restore previous versions" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

In the menu that appears, click on the tab "previous versions"And select the right version of your file to recover:

How does the file history of Windows 10?

At the bottom right of the window, click "restore to" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

And choose which location you want to save this version, validating with the button "Select a folder" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

Your file will be restored to the selected location.

How to restore a file in case of problems?

You deleted one of your files not accidentally, or made a mistake by modifying?
You can easily find it and restore it to the desired location.

See you again in the Windows Start menu in the settings, and "Update and security" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

always in "safeguard", click on "More options" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

Scroll down to the bottom of the dropdown menu and click "Restore files from a backup in progress" :

How does the file history of Windows 10?

Click the file to restore from the list that appears, and select the right version. Once done, right click on the green button at the bottom of the menu:
How does the file history of Windows 10?

Clicking "Restore"The file will be restored to its original location, overwriting the latest version (if there is one). Clicking "restore to"You can set a location or copy.
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