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File History

  1. #1


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro

    File History


    If I've enabled File History, will it allow restoration of my files if the system hard drive fails, and I buy a new drive and re install Windows on it?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro/OS X Mountain Lion & Windows 7 Ultimate/OS X Snow Leopard


    I backed up my files from the preview and upgraded to the full version of Windows 8 yesterday. I haven't been able to restore using the File History application, and I have thousands of files, so it would take too much time to remove the date tags from the filenames on my backup drive (as it's messing up all paths). Hopefully there's a fix!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro/OS X Mountain Lion & Windows 7 Ultimate/OS X Snow Leopard


    Apparently the old backup utility exists under the name Windows 7 File Recovery. I really do like Windows, but I don't think "Windows Backup" and "File History" would have been problematic without the rename.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Maybe I am misunderstanding you, but File History is a different utility than Windows 7 File Recovery (which is the former Windows Backup) . You can access them both from within Control Panel.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Hold on maybe I understand now. Were you trying to recover your Windows Backup files using File Recovery?
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