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Win File History

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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Win File History


    I was told that this feature can cause.
    It appears on the surface to be a good away to keep track of your files. If you insert a 4 GB flash drive and check it in a month, or use it before that, do you find any substance to what I was told about it?

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    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Peter,

    I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to ask. Could you clarify more?

    File History in Windows 8 is an improved version of the "Previous Versions" feature from Vista and Windows 7. A 4GB USB flash drive would not be large enough to use for this. You would need a hard drive instead.

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    File History


    My keyboard batteries need changing and I did not proof read - apologies.

    I was told that file history can cause problems. The informant was not clear or specific. I
    aim glad I wrote to you because I did not know the size of the drive was insufficient. I have a 1T and a 2T usb drive I image to so I have enough room. You seem to indicate it is a functional, worthwhile application so I am going to try it. I image, but not incrementally, so I need file back up in the interim. This sounds right for that.
    I particularly like the fact that you can right click and pick out a single file to copy or restore.
    Thank you for the very informative tutorial.
    Thank you again.
    Peter
    P.S. automatic spell checking is now on.
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    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Peter.

    No worries, I thought that's what you meant, but just wanted to make sure.
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    great brink the helper...hats off to ur dedications
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