More is being revealed about the new feature in Windows 8 called History Vault.

The feature will allow Windows 8 users to backup files and data automatically using the Shadow Copies function of Windows.

Fresh screenshots are now emerging thanks to a recent leak of Windows 8 build 7955.

The new screenshots show a special interface specifically designed for users to look back at previous files.

The backup feature will include the ability to restore to a specific time or date on the system.

Users will also be able to select files and restore them to different timestamps.

Apple’s Mac OS X does currently include a similar feature called Time Machine. This allows users to turn the clock back in time and retrieve data and files that have been previously edited or deleted.

Windows 8 History Vault

Windows 8 History Vault

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In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • http://twitter.com/Illiop Gary Coates

    This is a very handy feature, I don’t know how many times I have deleted my only copy of a document or picture. This is a much more tidy way than having to use a file recovery software. I really like the timestamps when editing multiple instances of certain files I could grab the exact one I need to have retrieved.