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Apr 24 2013   11:28AM GMT

Windows 8 File History – How to

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As we move past the 6 month mark of living with Windows 8, we begin to see the gradual and somewhat natural transition from the consumer market to Windows 8. As new PC’s are purchased with Windows 8 retrofitted and the enterprise sector begins the slow upgrade from Windows 7 (….or Windows XP for some) a growing community are getting to grips with Windows 8 and all the new features. In the next few posts, Firebrand plan to take you through some of these powerful and useful new features.

First up we look at File History in Windows 8.

What is File History?

File history is the new automated back up tool built into Windows 8, by activating the function you can create a secure external back up of all documents within you libraries, contacts, favourites and even your Microsoft Sky Drive. The function also allows you to create historical versions of individual documents, allowing you to role back to older versions. No more losing your files, no more BSOD nightmares (you’re not a true techy if you are unfamiliar with the BSOD Acronym).

You know what it is, learn how to use it.

Right,  now you know all about the features of File History, follow this how to guide created by Firebrand Training and in a matter of minutes you’ll know exactly how to set it up. In our next post we’ll run you though Family Safety, the powerful security feature protecting your kids while they surf the web and use their PC.

If you have any feedback or commentary you’d like to add, feel free to get in touch.

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