It’s easy to tell File History exactly what to include — or exclude — in its automatic actions.
Plus: “Dynamic” versus “basic” hard disks, renaming many files at once in Win8, and preserving XP when no setup disk is available.
How to define what documents File History saves
Quentin Feduchin wants to customize Win8’s File History backups.
- “Fred: All the info about Win8’s restoring and recovery is fine, but how do you add a folder to File History?
“I have 20+ years of computing experience, but I am finding that task surprisingly difficult!”
Don’t feel bad, Quentin; like so many things about Win8, the process is initially quite obscure — but easy, once you know the trick!
Here’s the thing: File History is hard-wired to protect the files stored in Libraries, Desktop, Favorites, and Contacts.
So the easiest way to include new files or folders in File History is to add them to a Windows library or, less elegantly, to put them on the desktop.