Everyone knows how important it is to regularly backup your important data of your computer. Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with one of the easiest ways to automatically backup your data using the feature called File History. File History isn’t new to Windows 10 as it was in Windows 8 as well. However, this improved version comes with an enhanced user interface and several new capabilities.
The File History feature automatically backs up your files to another drive and allows you to restore them if your original data gets lost, damaged, or deleted. All you need is an additional storage device, such as an external hard drive or an SD card, you can even use a network location, such as a shared folder on another PC in your network for backups. File History will not only back up all the files in your libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos), it will also take a backup of your Desktop, Contacts, Favorites, and your OneDrive folders.
Here’s how you can enable and use the File History features in Windows 10.
Once it is done, Windows will automatically backup your data to the external hard drive.
File History is truly a brilliant feature that has proved to be easy to use and quite intuitive. Once you have set it up you can be rest assured that your files have been safely backed up so you will always be able to get back the file or folder you accidentally deleted or lost.