File history doesnt back up the entire system only

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File history doesn't back up the entire system. Only the data in the user libraries is backed up.However, a user can add folders to a library to have them backed up using file history. File history backs up files in the background. Once every hour, file history creates a shadow copy of user account files. This creates a snapshot of users' account files at a particular point in time. After creating the shadow copy, Windows keeps track of the prior versions of those files. Once done, users can easily browse and restore previous versions of the files backed up using file history. File history is disabled by default. When you enable file history, the location for storing the backup must be specified. You must use a drive other than the drive the user files are already on, so you'll need at least two drives in the system to use file history. A best practice is to use a second internal hard disk drive. However, external flash drives or hard disks can be used too. Just remember to turn file history off before you disconnect the drive. When file history is enabled, Windows monitors users' libraries, desktop, contacts, and Internet Explorer favorites. Once an hour by default, Windows checks to see if any of this data has changedsince the last check. If it has, Windows saves copies of the changed files to the configured location. Once a snapshot has been taken with file history, a previous version of a file can be restored if a file just gets lost or corrupted. Windows 8.1 System Image 5:06-5:41 Like Windows 7, Windows 8.1 also supports the creation of system images. Where a file history only backs up user files, a system image backs up the entire system, including operating system files, registry settings, installed applications, and so on. For protecting user data, file history is the best option because you can quickly restore one or morelost or corrupted files. For protecting the system, a system image is the best choice because it can be used to restore the entire computer. You can't restore individual files from a system image backup. Windows 10 Backups 5:42-6:07 Now let's review the backup tools available on Windows 10. Windows 10 includes many different backup tools. Microsoft has restored the backup and restoreconsole tool that was removed from Windows 8.1. It also continues to use file history, as found in Windows 8.1. It also provides the option to create a system image backup, as found in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Summary 6:08-6:26 In this lesson, we reviewed the data backup tools available in various versions of Windows. On Windows 7, we looked at: the backup and restore console and system image backups. On Windows 8.1, we looked at: file history and system image backups. On Windows 10, we reviewed backup and restore console, file history, and system image backups.
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