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. Open the Control Panel. (From the Desktop, move your cursor to the upper right corner of your screen to pull up the Charms bar. Select Settings. Select Control Panel.)
    3. In the upper right corner of the Control Panel window, next to View by:, select Small icons.

    4. Click on File History.

    5. Click on Turn on.

    Microsoft provides additional documentation on the File History feature of Windows 8. 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 August 20, 2013