Built-in backup tool in Windows 8

It is believed that most Mac users are familiar with Time Machine, a built-in backup tool in Macintosh. Actually, there is a similar backup tool in Windows 8, namely File History. After users enable Find History, it will back up files automatically. Since File History backs up data to a mobile hard disk or network share area, there is a backup in File History even if Windows 8 crashes. Therefore, Windows 8 data security can be enhanced largely. Nevertheless, the function File History has a defect that it can only back up files in library, desktop, favorite, and contacts.

Now that enabling File History can protect files better, many users would want to know how to enable this tool. Next, a specific demonstration will be given.

Firstly, open “Control Panel”, “System and Security”, and “File History” respectively.


At this time, if there is no external hard drive available, system will prompts to connect an external hard drive with computer or appoint a network share area to store file history. After finishing this operation and refreshing the interface, click “Turn on” button to enable File History. Operations are quite simple.

If you are worrying about data loss or mistaken deletion, turn on File History to back up files now.