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No option to enable system protection for files

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    No option to enable system protection for files


    Hi all,
    I seem to be having a frustrating issue. I was attempting to enable my system protection in order to allow me to restore individual files to a previous state. Unfortunately when I go to do so the option is not available at all. I did some research and have not been able to find a solution for this issue. I attached a screen shot of what i'm seeing and what should be available below (found the second one on sevenforums). Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I have been searching for a solution for this problem for a little over two hours now .
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Waffle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Previous Versions of files from system protection has been replaced with File History in Windows 8/8.1 now. File History gives you more control.

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Waffle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Previous Versions of files from system protection has been replaced with File History in Windows 8/8.1 now. File History gives you more control.

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Holy cow! Thank you so much! you are truly a god among mere mortals.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    Nar, just an alien with a broken ship.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

No option to enable system protection for files
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