Slideshow: Activate the Windows 8 File History feature

Exclude Folders and Select Drive windows

You'll also notice that if the Windows 8 system is connected to a Homegroup, the external drive can be shared over the network to other Windows 8 systems for use with 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

If you return to the main window and select Exclude folders, you can choose certain folders that you don't want File History to monitor. If you want to select a different backup device, you can choose Select drive and choose another external drive or a network location. Both these options are shown.

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