How to Save Copies of Files Automatically in Windows 8.1, 10

2 minute read

Windows 8.1 comes with many new settings that most of us aren’t even aware of. For example, one such setting is the automatic saving of your files. Read below on how you can easily make use of this feature.
save copies of windows 8.1 files automatically
Just like before, Windows 8.1 comes with the tool that lets you save copies of your files so that you can get them back in case they are lost or damaged. Thus, to keep a history of your files, you will need an external drive to match the amount of data in your device and here are the steps on you can easily and automatically save copies of your current files in Windows 8.1 by accessing the file history option.

Read Also: Windows 8 Apps Can Now be Downloaded on Compatible Windows Phones

1. Open the Search function – press Windows logo + W key or just go with your mouse or finger to the top right corner of the screen.

2. Now, type in there ‘PC Settings‘ and click on it; after that select from there ‘Update and Recovery’.

3. In the Update and Recovery menu, you will need to click on the ‘File History‘ sub-menu.

4. Here, you can tweak the settings and turn on or off the File History function. However, you need to make sure that you have connected a external drive prior to that if you really want to back everything up.

save copies of files windows 8.1

Just make sure that there is indeed a drive connected or you will end up waiting for hours. You can also have a look at our previous article on how to change OneDrive sync settings in Windows 8.1, if you are interested in more back-up features.

Read Also: How to Manage Windows 8.1 Autoplay Settings

For various PC problems, we recommend to use this tool.

This tool will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool with Patended Technologies
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues (requires upgrade).