How to set up the File History backup feature in Windows 10

If you have upgraded to Windows 10 and you have an external hard drive available then you can make use of the new built-in backup feature called File History.

Set this up and Windows 10 will make automatic snapshot backups to an external drive whenever you make changes to a file.

If the file you are working on gets deleted or corrupted, or if you just decide you preferred a previous version then you can access the old versions on the external drive.


How to set up File History in Windows 10 …

In Windows 10 open Settings and go to Update & Security and then Backup

Make sure your external drive is connected and then click on the + symbol alongside Add a drive.

Windows will then ask you to choose your drive and just pick the one you want to use.

File History will now automatically backup all of your files in the User folder to the external drive (there is an on/off slider bar that you can use to switch the service off if you decide not to use it)

If you want to add more folders or files to the automated backup process then you can select then by clicking on More and select Back up these folders

By default, Windows 10's File History will back-up all the folders in your User folder. To add other folders to File History, or to remove some, click on More options under the on/off slider and scroll down to "Back up these folders" where you can add more folders just by clicking on the + symbol alongside the folders you want.

Obviously if you keep backing up everything and store it forever then your external drive may eventually get full so you need to decide how many revisions of files you want to keep or how long these need to be kept for – also how frequently you want these backup snapshots to be taken. You can change all of these settings in this same section of the application. If there are any folders that you definitely don’t need backing up then it’s a good idea to exclude them.

If you need any help with Windows 10 (or anything to do with technology) then please just give us a call.

We are offering one-to-one bite-size training sessions for just £10 for 15 minutes at our place on Maesbury Road, Oswestry.

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