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How Can I Use File History To Backup SkyDrive On 8.1

I happen to believe this is the right choice (though I'm not sure I'd call it "praising" the decision, just understanding it). Login or register to post comments Paul Thurrott on Sep 22, 2013 This appears in the RTM version of Windows 8.1. Please allow up to 5 seconds… DDoS protection by Cloudflare Ray ID: 343b4e6dca830aa8 Articles l l Why Is My PC Making a Clicking Noise? It'll list external drives and give you the option to back up to them.

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Get exclusive articles before everybody else. I'm thinking I can probably figure out YET-ANOTHER-10-STEP-WORKAROUND for that, but until then (and even then), I have to be ABSOLUTELY POSTITIVE I CAN REFRESH OR RE-INSTALL WINDOWS 8 or I Not to say that everyone at Microsoft isn't humble. As with any backup, it's a good idea to use an external or network drive instead of your PC's main hard disk, in case the system becomes unresponsive.

And for a limited time, How-To Geek readers get 2 free bonus months. For instance, you ought to be able to boot up to a start screen. I stream my Office 2013 install to the PC using Office 365.

I feel the current approach is mindlessly aping Apple, rather than taking the strengths of their approach and incorporating it into Microsoft. Average write time to a local IDE mechanical backup hard drive is ~50MBps +. Login or register to post comments LemonSaucy on Jul 18, 2013 I use system images a lot. If I had known that I would have never brought it.

Open File Explorer, right-click the file you want to revert, and click "Restore previous versions." You can also click "Properties" and then select the "Previous Versions" tab. My friends and colleagues call me a Word God. Answer from the File History team: "Files present in SkyDrive are synced to the cloud and are protected by the cloud in case user lose/damage their device. This has triggered a new round of fear and loathing among those who appreciated the functionality of that offering.

You can preview them by right-clicking them or select them and click the green button to restore them to your computer. The option you're looking for is System Image Backup. That article has a discussion about the devices-based alternatives to system image backup that are available in this new OS release. Also android does have system image backup, its not official but if you check out sites such as xDA the experienced android users have recognised the lack of backup facility in

In what world is that more convenient, faster or superior? Sponsored Next, a new window will pop up that looks suspiciously like Apple's Time Machine, but without all the fancy animations. Login or register to post comments charms55 on Jul 21, 2013 Thank you, Paul. Now all I had to do was install Skydrive and all the software that I needed besides games were automatically downloaded, since I have portable applications like Notepad++, VLC Player, etc.

If you created an image with Win 8 old method(win7) and now you create a image with new method for win 8.1 on same external HDD, then your previous image is Login or register to post comments marvin on Oct 20, 2013 I don't think that technology should drive user behavior and desires. If one fully integrates Skydrive in Windows 8.1, your documents are saved in the cloud and you get the “thumbnails” of the files on your PC. I understand how the more general consumer market and maybe increasing sectors of the professional market can get away with these admittedly cool new backup features.

  1. Login or register to post comments dfeifer on Oct 9, 2013 No. 9431 was released 6 months ago as a developer preview.
  2. Click or tap the "Add a drive" option under Back up using File History to add an external drive that File History will back up to.
  3. You can choose to back up whatever you want, from a small selection of personal files to program files to anything else.
  4. If you click the back button, even deleted files will show up, available for restoration.
  5. I get very tired of companies getting some religion or other and making my life harder because they know what is best.
  6. I use a lot of desktop programs and it takes me 3 days to install and configure all those programs.
  7. Sweet.
  8. You can check the full list of folders in this window, and add more folders.
  9. We're not all in a 'Modern UI/Metro' world yet. 2.
  10. I have terabytes of storage space right here.

Login or register to post comments DaleDietrich on Jul 20, 2013 Paul: I have followed you from day one on Windows Weekly. Login or register to post comments UncleBob on Aug 7, 2015 My apologies, the link isn't removed. Media separation. Check This Out Even 8.1 does not create an Image file.

Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the Login or register to post comments pmeinl on Sep 17, 2013 So, at least a builtin disk imaging tool still does exist in Win8.1. In this article (and on Windows weekly) you are dismissive of those of us that want our systems to include system imaging functionality.

One thing I find a bit puzzling is that you can't add any old folder you want—it has to be under one of these main folders.

First, if it's not automated, it's not a useful backup. I don't want a monthly subscription. And if you're interested in how Windows 8.1 changes the recovery story, be sure to check out Hands-On with Windows 8.1: System Recovery. That’s it.

For example, you could have Windows automatically back up every folder in your Documents folder, but ignore one particular folder. We are working to restore service. I am even an early adopter of Surface RT and am typing on it now. this contact form I regularly read your columns and blog.

It is fine for pros to use cloud etc etc (I have been using "Computers" since an assignment to a nuke submarine in 1956.......but most of our folks are barely computer Why Don't My Friends See My Emoji Correctly? Like you, I find myself reaching for the screen on my Fujitsu, so I will need soon to move to a main ultrabook or convertible, yet I also find myself forgetting Check out Windows 8.1 Tip: Use Micro-SD with Libraries and Metro-Style Apps and Hands-On with Windows 8.1: SD Support for more information.

I had to do a totally clean install from the beginning with the Windows DVD. No matter. Despite the name, File History isn't just a way to restore previous versions of files-it's a fully-featured backup tool.