07-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Win 8 includes a Back Up and Restore feature called File History. File History will concern itself only with files stored in the Libraries, Desktop, Favorites and Contacts folders, and will not back up the OS or applications. Read about this on PC World (http://www.pcworld.com/article/259041/microsoft_claims_backup_and_restore_breakthrough_i n_windows_8.html#tk.hp_new).
07-14-2012, 06:21 AM
Sorry, I couldn't get past the first couple of paragraphs. Too wordy and very small type! Yada, yada, yada!
Because I use several different OS's, in my daily life, I use something a little more Classic, for my data file backup.
It's called a batch file. Ever heard of that?
I can quickly and easily migrate my backup batch file from PC to PC, regardless of the OS involved.
I've also shared it with many of my customers.
Yes, I prefer to run my own backup batch file manually. (one mouse click) but it can also be automated, by putting a shortcut to it in my Startup folder, or attaching it to my Quick Shutdown routine, or even putting a shortcut to it in the Task Scheduler (my least favorite method).
For a secure and non-volatile location for the backup, I use a 16 gig "SanDisk" flash drive, plugged into the internal USB port on my five port USB Expansion card. A Flash Drive in any USB port can make a very good Backup Drive.
It's excellent for the Mini's that have no room for a second internal hard drive. And it's also great for Laptops. :)
Just a thought!