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Windows 8.1 - File History --how far back does the versions go?

Posted on 2013-11-05
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Hello,

I am using the File History feature in Windows 8.1 to back up to another location on the network. There is a file which I update every day. I believe this feature allows me to go back to recover a file 'as it was at any point in the past' -- could I ask how far back this history will go?

If I create a new today for example and changed it every day for the next year with file history in use could I revert back 6 months or even the full year - will it allow you to go back to the date on which the file was first created?

Many thanks,

GISVPN
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Depends upon available space, once the space is filled up then the oldest files will be deleted.
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Is this relating to the cache size or the size of the target disk to which the backup is being saved?
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Hello ve3ofa - are you able to help with this at all?
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