Win8 Time Machine file history easily restore individual files


Author: Shiny

Windows 8 system added & ldquo; File History & rdquo; feature, which can be backed up in the library, contacts, favorites Folders, SkyDrive, and files on your desktop. With this feature, if the original files in these locations in the system are lost, damaged or deleted, we can easily restore and restore them. Let's take a look at the specific functions and operations of the file history in the Windows 8 system.

Pressing the “Win + W” key combination, we can directly enter the Win8 system's "Settings" search, enter "ldquo; file history" in the search box, from the search results on the left To see the relevant function options, click on “File History” to enter the corresponding function interface.

You can also open the Win8 control panel and select “System and Security—File History”, you will see the corresponding function interface. This function requires an external drive or network location. If the current Win8 device is not connected to an external drive, the Win8 system will give a prompt: "We recommend using an external drive for file history. Connect a drive and refresh this page, or use a network location”.

Save File History

After inserting an external storage device such as a USB flash drive, click the “Refresh” button.

Now the Win8 system's "File History" screen will display the connected U disk. Click the “Enable” button, the file history function will be enabled, the status of the corresponding disk will change to “ the file history function is saving a copy of your file for the first time & rdquo;, and the <;file copy source" And information such as the available capacity of the target drive.

Open the U disk for saving “file history”, you can see the backup file under the path of "FileHistory-username-WIN8", mainly Configuration and Data The folder saves the system's configuration file and a copy of the original file.

Related Functions and Settings

Back to Win8“File History”Operation interface, on the left side is "Restore Personal Files", "Select Drive" ",“ Exclude folders & rdquo; and “ advanced settings & rdquo; and other rich feature title links, click on different title links to enter different functions and settings interface.

Go to the "Select Drive" screen to display all available drives, change which drive to use, or “Add Network Location”. And here you can also choose which users' files to back up. “exclude folders> can set which items need to be excluded when backing up files. The “Advanced Settings” interface contains a number of detailed setup options, such as the time interval for automatically saving a copy of a file, the size of the offline cache when the location is saved to a network location, and the number of saved versions. The most important thing is of course, "restore personal files", after saving the file history, we can click the title option to easily restore the relevant file status at the specified time.

Click & ldquo; Next & rdquo ;, we take a look at Win8 system & ldquo; File History & rdquo; how to restore your personal files function.

Restore personal files

Enter the restore personal file interface, you can see the date and time of the relevant backup, followed by "number /number" means "several" Backup version & rdquo;, below will show which files are in the current backup version, these folders can be opened and viewed, you can also select some folders to restore; the bottom is provided with forward and backward button switch Backup versions at different times and a large round "Restore" button.

If there are multiple backups at different times, you can press the “forward”,“backward” button to select, the above "several/a total of several backup versions&rdquo The information will change accordingly.

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