File History Home Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

How to Create a "File History Home" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

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File History is a new feature introduced in Windows 8 that automatically backs up files that are in your libraries, contacts, favorites, and on your desktop. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore all of them. You can also find different versions of your files from a specific point in time. Over time, you'll have a complete history of your files.

This tutorial will show how to create or download a "File History Home" shortcut that will open directly to restore personal files saved by File History in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Home - File History
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OPTION ONE

To Download the "File History Home" Shortcut


1. Click on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
File_History_Home_Shortcut.zip
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2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the File History Home shortcut to the desktop.​
4. Unblock the File History Home shortcut.​
5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.​




OPTION TWO

To Manually Create the "File History Home" Shortcut


1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
%windir%\System32\FileHistory.exe
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3. Type File History Home for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
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4. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

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