How to use File History on Samsung Windows 8 PC?

Last Update date : Oct 10. 2020

Using Windows 8 File History

1 Connect an external storage device to your PC
2 On the Windows 8 Start Screen, right click on an empty space
3 Click All Apps and click Control Panel from Windows system folder
4 Edit View by settings to Category then click System and Security
5 Click File history > Select drive
6 Select your desired drive and click OK
7 Click Turn on button to open File History
8 Click Exclude folders > Add button
9 Choose the folders you want to exclude from History and click Select Folder
10 Click Save changes button to complete the saving process
11 Click Advanced Settings to set the file copy cycle and the time period of keeping the saved versions
12 Clicking Run now saves the duplicate immediately even if it's not a designated time to save

Windows 8 Authentication by Telephone

1 Click Go to PC settings button when an authentication dialog box appears
2 Open Activate Windows and click Activate by phone button
3 Find available phone numbers for activation. When this dialog box appears, select the country and click Next
4 As the activation screen shows up, call one of the MS phone numbers (either pay or free), and follow the telephone prompts (step 1)
5 Based on the phone number in step 2, proceed with Enter the installation ID provided by the phone call in step 3
6 Click Activate button to complete the authentication process

Restoring Your Files with File History

1 Ensure an external storage device is connected to the PC and click Restore personal files
2 Use the left/right button for access to the current recovery point
3 Choose the file to restore and click Restore
4 To restore the file on another folder, click option button in the upper right corer, and click Restore to
5 Head to the folder where the file used to reside, and find the restored file

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