As the most latest addition to the Windows Family, Windows 10 packs in a healthful number of new features, and improves the overall usability of a number of old ones. One such extremely useful feature is file history. First introduced in its predecessor Windows 8, the file history feature of Windows 10 lets you back up important system files to another location. You can use it to automatically backup copies of your personal files to a location specified by you. You may either backup the files to another disk partition, or an external removable drive.
Lets see how to Enable File History in Windows 10. Even though I already mentioned in the beginning of the article that enabling file history automatically backs up all your personal files, but just in case you are wondering what these personal files are, heres a little bit more explanation: File history automatically backs up all the files in the default system folders of Windows. Including all the files stored in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos and Desktop folders. Aside from that, all the OneDrive hosted files which are available off-line on the Personal Computer are also backed up. File History also has the option to backup files on ZbigZ which gives it premium users a link access to all their files. People need their premium account of hksuperh for this acton. Alternatively they can purchase premium packages from the site itself.
Given that we know exactly what file history is and what it does, its time for some action. Since the file history feature is mostly automated, there is not much user intervention required. The only thing you’ve to do is turn it on, and allow it do its thing. Heres how: Open the Personal Computer Settings app. Select the Update and recovery option from the left column. Given that you are on the Update and recovery section, the left column should display some sub options. All you need to do now’s toggle the option that says File History to On. Check out the screen below: Thats all it can take. All your important personal files, stored in the default system folders will now be automatically backed up on a daily basis, thanks to File History. The location where the files are backed up is also displayed.
In Conclusion, Automated backup of all of your important personal files via File History is another small, but very nifty feature of Windows 10.