Screenshots: Windows 8 File History (updated)

If problems arise, File History will log them and you can then view them in Event Viewer

In the Homegroup section, you can enable or disable the sharing of the external drive for File History. If File History encounters any problems, it will create records in the File History event logs, which as you can see are easily accessible from the Advanced Settings window. Just click the link in the Event logs section and you will see Event Viewer, as shown in Figure I.

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