How To Turn On File History In Windows 10

How To Turn On File History In Windows 10

You can use File History feature in Windows 10 to automatically back up versions of your files on a schedule to your specified location. It could be any internal or external drive, USB, hard disk, or even a network location.

It is possible to add, remove, and exclude folders to be backed up by File History.

File History uses the change journal feature in the NTFS file system to keep track of changes to files. Whenever any change is made to a file or folder on your hard disk, the change journal is updated with a description of the change and the name of the file or folder.

Windows then uses this journal to determine which files need to be backed up.

You can turn on File History in Windows 10 from the Settings.

1. Open Settings.

2. Go to Update & history.

3. Select Backup from the left panel, and you will see the Back up using File History option.

4. Toggle the Automatically back up my files switch to initiate the process of backup up your files and folders to the drive you specify.

5. If you see the Add a drive option instead here, then you will need to select a File History drive first before turning on the option.

6. You can also set up and start using this feature from the Control Panel. Just click on the File History there, in the icons view, and after specifying your backup drive you can turn this feature on and off at will, as well as manage the files that are backed up.