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Hi,

After googling the File History (or previous version) on Windows 8, i cannot seem to find a clear answer of what I am looking for.

I personnaly do like the previous version in Windows 7 & trying to achieve the same thing on Windows 8.

in Windows 8:
when I turn on the file history, I do need to specify a drive location (which was not needed i windows 7),
Does it have to be that way?

After turning on the file history, when looking at the property of a directory, i cannot see the previous version tab, is there any?

Can I select to "file history" data other than C drive?


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when I turn on the file history, I do need to specify a drive location (which was not needed i windows 7),
Does it have to be that way?
Unfortunately yes. Microsoft has overhauled everything with this new File History feature. The idea is that you can use the File History feature to restore your data if your hard drive dies. To get around this you can create a shared folder on the C: drive then add it as a network location in File History (Control PanelFile HistorySelect driveAdd network location) although I wouldn't recommend this for the aforementioned reasons.

Your only other option is to use an external hard drive. See this article for more information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/set-drive-file-history
After turning on the file history, when looking at the property of a directory, i cannot see the previous version tab, is there any?
To use the Previous Versions tab, browse to this path in File Explorer: \\localhost\c$
Now navigate to Users\username\Documents, right click on it then go to Properties. You should then see the Previous Versions tab. You can also restore files through Control PanelFile History

See this article for further information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/how-use-file-history

Can I select to "file history" data other than C drive?
File History only backs up your Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders by default. If you want to back up other folders, you'll need to add them to one of the Libraries. Steps to do this can be found underneath the To include a folder from your computer in a library section in this article: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/include-folders-in-a-library
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