First integrated on Windows 8 and significantly improved on Windows 10, File History is still considered the best data backup and recovery solution on Windows. When enabled, File History automatically backs up the file version versions to the location that the user chooses to save.
You can choose to save the copies to an internal hard drive, external drive (eg USB drive) or to back up on the network. In addition, users can add, delete or remove backed up folders in File History. Over time, File History will contain all the data versions. If the original is lost, corrupted or deleted, users can restore them with different versions of the data from the File History.
A pretty good advantage in File History is the ability to automatically continue its work by saving copies to memory on the local drive when the selected drive as backup location is not available or USB cable is disconnected, network maintenance … When the backup location appears again, the content stored in the memory will be transferred to that location and deleted from the local drive.
With all these advantages, you will want to try this feature right? However, by default, File History will be disabled. So how to enable this useful File History on Windows 10 May 2019? Please refer to how to do the following.
To get started, open Settings and access Update & Security.
Next, click the Backup setting item and click on the "Add a drive" option.
Windows will perform a scan and display a list of external connected drives, as well as an empty partition that can be used as a place to store data for File History for you to choose.
Once the storage location for File History is selected, the automatic backup option "Automatically back up my files" will be activated.
Now click on the More options option below to proceed to access the following settings section of File History.
List of settings that File History provides including automatic backup frequency.
Add and manage automatic backup folders.
Add and manage exclusion folders without backup. Finally, the option to pause and change the backup archive location.
When you click on the "See advanced settings" option, the Control Panel window will open and access the File History settings page in it.
If you need to restore the data to the previous state using File History, click the "Restore files from a current backup" option and select the backup time that File History created in the list to be restored. .
Great is not it?