Activate and Restore File History on Windows 8

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Windows 8 product key File History protects important data for users. Unlike other backup programs, File History focuses only on files and folders that are particularly close and familiar to users, including Libraries, Desktops, Favorites, and Contacts. The program also protects against unwanted changes unwantedly by maintaining multiple file backups. This article will guide you through each step of activating and restoring File History.
Activate File History on Windows 8
This is very easy and fast. From the Metro view, open the Charm Bars by hovering over the lower left corner of the screen. Right-click on the Hot Corner to open the menu. Select Control Panel.
From the Control Panel, in the System and Security section, select Save backup copies of your files with File History.
The first thing to do when the File History Control Panel App opens is to set the save location for protected files. Click on Use Network Drive. Note that if you have an external hard drive attached to your PC, it will be selected as the default save location.
The File a History History Drive dialog box opens. Select Add network location.
Locate or enter the network share you want File History to use. Once selected, return to the Select a File History drive screen. At this point, the network address will be displayed with information related to free space and total space available. Click OK to return to the main File History application.
Now, the monitored addresses are displayed along with the external network location that we just created. The last step is to click on Turn On.
If a PC running Windows 8.1 product key is a HomeGroup, File History will suggest using the storage location you set up for other members in the HomeGroup. If you do not want this, just hit No to ignore it.
Shortly after turning on File History, the monitored files will be backed up to the selected storage location. When the initial backup process is complete, the application will show the date and time the file was last copied.