Get started with File History
“Windows 10 can automatically back up up all the files on your PC using a system called File History. Here’s how to set it and forget it – until you need it”
Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make sure your files are safe. One way you can have some peace of mind, is by using File History. This clever feature can save changes made to files to an external storage drive while you are using your PC.
Windows’ File History backs up all files found in C:\Users which means any documents, pictures, videos there are safe. If you make a mistake or a file becomes damaged, you can restore a previous version with a few clicks of your mouse.
In order to start using File History, you will need to connect an external storage drive to your PC. Any model will do fine provided it’s properly formatted. Ideally, buy a brand new drive to use specifically for backing up, as this will ensure nothing interferes with File History. Your drive must remain connected whenever backups are running.
NATE’S best tip! Save drive space: Choose ‘Until space is needed’ under ‘Keep my Backups’ for newer backups to replace older ones.