Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
We give quick, one minute tech tips each weekday! Join us on a radio station near you as we talk tech. It's Tech Tips for Non-Tech People! You can post questions on our Facebook page anytime!

Original Air Date: Nov 21, 2013

Windows 8 File History

Download MP3

Download the MP3

Windows 8 has been out for a while now, but there are still a lot of hidden features that a lots of users aren’t aware of

One of the really helpful new features is called File History and it does just what it implies; creates backups of your files each time you make a change.

By default, File History is turned off because it requires an additional storage device such as a flash drive or external hard drive in order to work.

Once you set it up, it will start by making a copy of all of your typical data files; documents, music, pictures, videos and any folders on your Desktop to the external storage device.

Then, as you make changes to those files or add new files, it automatically makes a copy for you in the background.

Not only does it serve as a traditional backup so you can restore files that you accidentally delete, but it allows you to go back to a previous version of a document if it becomes corrupted or you need to review what the original document had in it.