Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use with many similarities to Windows 7, including the Start Menu. Windows 10 starts up and resumes fast, has many built-in security features to keep you safe, and is designed to work with the software and hardware you already have.
This article will learn about how it works and how to use the File History feature.
File History is a Windows security group feature. Basically, the File History feature will “snap a picture” of the user’s files in different versions. Then, File History saves these data on an external drive such as a USB or removable hard drives.
Over time, users will have many different backup versions of data and can re-use as needed like restoring data by third-party software or simpler. is to restore the computer to a previous stable operating state.
1. Enable File History on Windows 10.
By default, the File History feature on Windows 10 is turned off. Therefore, to enable it, you need to do the following:
Plug the USB or external drive into your computer, then open the Settings app and go to Update & Security.
Then click on Backup options group.
In Backup, click on the option “Add a drive” under Back up using File History.
Wait a few seconds for Windows to detect the external storage devices connected to the computer, then click to select the drive you choose as the backup location of File History.
Once you’ve selected a storage location, you’ll see an ON option under Automatically back up my files option.
Continue to click the Backup Options option, you will see information such as the size of the backup data, the storage capacity of the drive you choose and backup options such as the backup folder, the backup time.
Depending on your purpose, you can choose how long automatic backups take place (Back up my files) and ignore data located at specified timelines (Keep my backups). You can also choose to remove unnecessary backup folders by selecting the folder and then clicking the Remove option below.
Below is the option to exclude folders that are not backed up (Exclude these folders), the option to stop using the current backup drive to use another drive and finally the option to restore data from the previous backup. there.
When everything is done, just click on the Back up now option to proceed with the backup.
2. How to recover data from File History?
Data stored in folders for which you have set up automatic backup in Backup Options can be restored to a previous backup state. And Windows has built-in the restore option under these files as “Previous Versions” in the Properties dialog.