Screenshots: Windows 8 File History (updated)

By default, File History is turned off


Turning on File History

Once the screen appears, as shown in Figure B, you'll see that by default File History is turned off, but that the external hard disk is recognized as the storage location. (If your external hard disk doesn't show up, you'll need to make sure that it is connected.)

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