A pretty useful feature to help users quickly restore data status when needed on Windows 10.
First integrated on Windows 8 and significantly improved on Windows 10, File History is still considered the best backup and data recovery solution on Windows. When enabled, File History automatically backs up scheduled file versions to a location where users choose to save.
You can choose to save the copies to an internal hard drive, an external drive (such as a USB drive), or you can back them up on a network. Besides, users can add, delete, or remove folders backed up in File History. Over time, File History will contain all versions of the data. If the original is lost, corrupted, or deleted, users can recover them with different versions of the data from File History.
An excellent advantage in File History is the ability to automatically continue its work by saving a copy to memory on the local drive when the drive is selected as the backup location unavailable or the USB cable is damaged. Disconnect, network maintenance… When the backup site reappears, content saved in memory is moved to that location and deleted from the local drive.
With all these advantages, you will want to try this feature. However, by default, File History will be disabled. So how to enable this useful File History feature on Windows 10 May 2019? Please refer to the following.
To get started, open Settings and access Update & Security.
Next, click the Backup setup item and click the “Add a drive” option.
Windows will scan and display a list of external drives and free partitions that can be used as data storage for File History to choose from.
Once you have selected the storage location for File History, the “Automatically back up my files” auto-backup option will be enabled.
Now click the More options option below to access the following specialized settings of File History.
The list of settings that File History provides includes the frequency of auto backups.
Add and manage backup folders automatically.
Add and manage non-backup excluded folders—finally, the option to pause and change the location where the backup is stored.
When you click the “See advanced settings” option, the Control Panel window will open and access the File History settings page there.
If you need to restore the data to a previous state with File History, click the “Restore files from a current backup” option and select the backup time that the File History has created in the list to restore.
Great, is not it?