Slideshow: Activate the Windows 8 File History feature

You can launch a restore operation from within Windows Explorer

Restoring files

Of course the ultimate goal of File History is to be able to restore files and there are two ways that you can go about restoring files and you can either perform a full restore or simply restore individual files. The first way to initiate a restore operation is from the main File History window by selecting Restore personal files setting in the Task pane on the left. The other way is from Windows Explorer. Restoring from the main File History window will make a full restore easy while restoring from Windows Explorer will make restoring individual files easy.

From Windows Explorer, you will go to the Home tab in the Open section and you'll see a History button.

About Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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