How to use the File History feature in Windows 10


  1. Supposing you want to exclude a specific folder from the File History backup AFTER you’ve already backed it up. So you add it to the excluded folder list. Problem is, doing so won’t automatically delete the backup files. The clean up utility can’t be performed on one specific folder and even if you could, it still leaves one copy, the latest one.

    I have this problem with my podcasts folder – and it’s taking up a lot of space on my remote drive, space that I want to free up.

    Is it safe to go to the file history backup folder and just delete the folder that you’ve chosen to exclude? That is, will there be adverse consequences that I am not aware of?

  2. Bad advice – if you use file history in windows 8, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECOVER A SYSTEM IMAGE. You will lose any software on your desktop if you restore using file history.

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