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How to Add or Remove Folders to be Backed Up by File History in Windows 10

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File History was first introduced in Windows 8, and has been improved in Windows 10.

You can use File History to automatically back up versions of your files on a schedule to a location you select to save to. You can select to save backups to an internal hard drive, externally connected drive (ex: USB drive), or you can save to a drive on a network. You can add, remove, and exclude folders to be backed up by File History.

The default folders in your "C:\Users\(user name)" profile folder are added by default to be backed up by File History.

Over time, you'll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove folders to be backed up by File History for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add Folders to be Backed Up by File History
  • Option Two: To Remove Folders from being Backed Up by File History





Add or Remove Folders for File History in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Folders for File History in Windows 10
To Add Folders to be Backed Up by File History

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

2. Click/tap on Backup on the left side, and click/tap on the More options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Scroll down to the Back up these folders section, and click/tap on Add a folder. (see screenshot below)

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4. Browse to and select a drive, folder, or library you want to back up, and click/tap on Choose this folder. (see screenshot below)

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5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 above if you want to add any other folders to be backed up.

6. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






Add or Remove Folders for File History in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Folders for File History in Windows 10
To Remove Folders from being Backed Up by File History

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

2. Click/tap on Backup on the left side, and click/tap on the More options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Scroll down to the Back up these folders section, and click/tap on an added folder you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

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5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 above if you want to remove any other folders from being backed up.

6. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn