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Windows 8 File History / Alternative

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    Windows 8 x64

    Windows 8 File History / Alternative


    Hello everybody,
    I recently found out about the File History feature in Windows 8 and I think it's a great feature, but, in my opinion, its only drawback is that its backup schedule is only time-based. Is there any similar software that can be set to automatically backup files as soon as there's a change in them? I know the time for File History can be as low as 10 minutes, but what if a file is changed multiple times in less than 10 minutes?
    A similar feature is available in Google Drive where the backups are made according to file changes and they are not time-based...

    Thank you in advance

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Look at Acronis True Image 2014, very flexible.

    Award-winning PC backup software - Acronis True Image 2014
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    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Look at Acronis True Image 2014, very flexible.

    Award-winning PC backup software - Acronis True Image 2014
    Thank you for your reply,
    Actually I have it installed on my computer and I use it when installing Windows to be able to recover.
    I don't if I missed something here, but the only option similar to File History that I found in the application was "Nonstop backup", but after experiencing with it a little bit, it didn't seem to work for me ... Also, if it were to work, I'm not sure if its backup schedule is time-based or when it detects a change in the files (IF it worked)

    Thank you anyway
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