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Configuring File History 0:00-0:06 In this demonstration, we're going to talk about configuring File History. What File History Does 0:07-1:27 Now File History is a newer backup mechanism that's provided in Windows 8 and Windows 10 it is not available in Windows 7. So as you can see Windows 10 provides both the backup tools provided in Windows 7 and in Windows 8. Now in order to manage File History, come down here right click on our Windows icon and then go into Control Panel and we go into System and Security and then click on File History. Here you can see that Windows 10 provides both the older Windows Backup and Restore console that was found in Windows 7 as well as File History that was found in Windows 8.Click on it. Now what File History does is create a snapshot of the files associated with your particular user profile; and on a regular schedule it will make a copy of those files and save them on a separate hard disk drive. That way if you have a problem with one of your files, you accidentally delete it, it gets corrupted or whatever you can restore it from your file history or even if you've made a lot of changes to the file and realize those were not the right changes to make and you need the version of the file that you started with say this morning, rather than having to redo everything you just access your File History and you jump back and find a version of the file from your File History that was created before you made all those dumb changes. Now notice that by default File History is off. Enabling File History on Windows 10 1:28-3:38 Before we can use File History we have to first of all turn it on and then let it run an initial backup.Once that's complete it will then continually take snapshots on the schedule that you specify creating a literal history of files associated with your user profile. You know right here it uses the verbiage your files, your files. That's because File History does not protect the Windows system itself it only protects your user profile files. So, first thing we need to do is turn File History on. It selects by defaultthe first available secondary hard disk drive in the system and that's an important point to keep in mind. In order to use File History you've got to have at least two hard disks in the system. If you have one hard disk in the system you can't use File History. Technically, you could create two partitions on that hard drive and use the second partition for File History but that's really not a good practice because if there's a problem with the hard disk itself well then you've not only affected your main user profile files but you've also affected your File History files as well so as a best practice always use a second physical hard disk drive for your File History. Now a lot of people always ask, "Can I use an external drive to do this?" Yes you can, again it's not the best practice.
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