You will need to purchase an external hard drive to back up your data to. ResNet recommends the Western Digital brand of external hard disks, and they are available for purchase at the Shaheen Bookstore (and may be charged to your student account),, and Best Buy.

    1. Connect your external hard drive to your computer.

    2. From the Start menu, Select Settings.
    3. Click on Update & security.

    4. In the left column, click on Backup.

    5. Click on Add a drive.

    6. Select the external hard drive you wish to use for backups.

    7. Click on More options. This is where you can start a backup, change when your files are backed up, select how long to keep backed up files, add or exclude a folder, or switch File History to a different drive.

    8. Click the Back up now button to start your first File History backup.

    Microsoft provides additional documentation on the File History feature of Windows 10. We recommend that you refer to Microsoft's instructions for assistance with the configuration of File History if you wish to change the default settings.

Last Modified July 12, 2021