Use Windows 10 File History feature to backup data on a schedule. Configure File History to run automatically and to save data regularly to a connected external drive or a network drive. Explore File History restore options should the need arise to recover this data due to a computer failure, loss, or theft.
- [Voiceover] Windows 10 comes with a backup program…called File History.…Earlier versions of Windows used a program…called Windows Backup.…File History scans the data in your libraries,…your contacts folder, desktop, and favorites every hour…and copies changes to an external backup drive…or a network drive.…When you set up File History, you are prompted…to install a backup device if one isn't detected,…or you can opt to browse to a network drive…that you have access to.…To get started, right-click the Start button…and click Control Panel.…
Click Save backup copies of your files with File History.…What you see here depends on many factors,…including whether or not you've ever used File History.…No matter what you see, click Select drive.…You may see several options.…You can either click Select a network location…to browse to a shared drive,…or you can choose an external drive in the list provided.…If you don't see any external drives…and that's what you want to use,…you'll need to connect one.…I'm going to choose a connected external drive here…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media