Backup Files Using File History in Windows 8

In this article I will explain Backup your Files using File History. The Backup and Restore features are available in Control Panel for example Backup and Restore in Windows 7. File history is a new feature of File Backup and Restore in Windows 8.

Introduction

 
In this article, I will explain Backup your Files using File History. The Backup and Restore features are available in Control Panel for example Backup and Restore in Windows 7. You have a file and folder where you want to store your backup. You can move your library or create a new library. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview replaces it with File History as shown in the screenshot below. File history is a new feature of File Backup and Restore in Windows 8. The File History Backup replaces the old previous version. The File History did not support extra file backup. It is the most important feature. The File History can be accessed only from the Control Panel view.
 
The File History has features to automatically detect when an external storage device is plugged in. File History combines the old Windows functionality with the time machine and can easily restore multiple versions of old files. The Windows Backup existed in Windows 7. So it is now called Windows 7 File Transfer. There are two versions of Remote Desktop Client; one is Metro UI and the second is classic Remote Desktop Client. File History starts moving data to a new target. If you want to change the location from an external storage device to a network device when you restore your File Backup, then choose to Restore Personal file option in the navigation bar and choose the file to be restored to the original locations.
 

File History - Create Backup

 
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Choose You to want on your Desktop and Backup Libraries, Contact

 
First, open the Control Panel and then select the File History. You can search for "backup" in the setting from the charms bar in Metro UI and select the save backup copies with File History.
 
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You can use the external device or network location to turn on File History.
 
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If you don't want the folder back up then use the Exclude folder option. Use the advanced settings option to choose how often you want to save the copies of your files and how many times to keep the saved version. You can manually clean up a saved version.
 
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If File History is set up properly, the backup task should work behind the scenes. If you find out and locate from a backup folder on the drive, By default. The example is given below.
 
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Backup other folders

 
You have a folder that is not included by default. You can add the folder to the existing library or create a new library and then add it to the new library. The library is the collection of documents, music pictures, and other files. In different ways, the library works like a folder and you can use browse and sort files.
 
But unlike a folder, a library gathers files that are stored in several locations. This is an important difference. The library does not actually store your items. They pull from folders that contain your item and you access and arrange the items in different ways. For example, if you have music files in a folder of your hard drive and an external drive, you can access all the music files from the music library.
 
You can select the folder and include an existing library. For example, select a folder as a backup and on this folder right-click and move the mouse cursor to include it in the library and choose a library from the list.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Backup Files Using File History in Windows 8.