From my experience every hour works very nicely it

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From my experience, every hour works very nicely. It reduces the amount of space required on the File History drive but it still provides you with a very nice file history. So if I'm working along and one of my files gets accidentally deleted or corrupted for some reason, the most I'm going to lose in this configuration is just one hour's worth of work. It's not great, but boy it sure beats the heck out of losing an entire day's worth of work, which would happen if we were using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility instead. I'd have to restore the file from last night's backup, assuming I was taking them daily and depending upon how heavily I changed the file that could mean a lot of work. Going back and redoing one hour's worth of work, on the other hand, a lot more tolerable. Down here we can configure how long to keep our files. By default it's going to keep all of them forever. I don't use this setting because it can really consume a lot of space on the File History drive. So you can decide here how long you want to keep your previous versions, one month, three months, six months, nine months, a year, two years, or just until space is needed. As soon as we're running out of disk space then we can start deleting the oldest versions of the files and add new ones. This is a pretty nice little option. Let's go ahead and save changes and File History is now configured and the first run is completed. It tells me that the last set of files was copied on this date at this time and so now I have a previous version of my files that I can access. I can come over here and click on Restore Personal Files and then I can find a file that I want to restore from the File History. Go into Downloads and for example I could restore this installer file that I downloaded from the internet from my File History drive. We won't do that in this demonstration but that's how you would do it. Be aware that you can force run File History instead of waiting for the scheduled time if you need to. You can come down here and click Run Now to create another snapshot of your user profile files. Now be aware that the configuration of File History on Windows 8 and 10 systems can be done in two different places. The first one's in Control Panel, which is where we've been working here, but you can also access the same settings in your Settings app. Just search for File History down here and here you can see the two different places. One is Control Panel the other one is within System Settings within your Settings app. And here you can see that I can turn it on or off. If I need to configure other settings I click on more options and here I can force run a snapshot right now, I can configure how often, I can configure how much space I want to use for my backups, and I can configure which folders are going to be included in the snapshot, I can also exclude folders from the snapshot, and I can specify which drive I want to use for the snapshot.
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