Screenshots: Windows 8 File History (updated)

File History begins saving copies of all the files in Libraries, Contacts, Favorites, and the Desktop

To begin using File History, click the Turn on button. As soon as you do, File History begins making copies of all the files in your Libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos), as well as files in Contacts, Favorites, and on your Desktop, as shown in Figure C. It will not allow you to select folders in other locations - if you have other files that you want File History to keep track of, you can add them to one of your existing libraries or you can create a new library.

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