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HP PCs - Backing Up Your Files (Windows 10, 8)

This document pertains to HP computers with Windows 10 or Windows 8.
To avoid file loss, regularly back up your files on an external hard drive.
Back up files in File History
File History automatically backs up files that are in your libraries, contacts list, favorites, and on your desktop. If the originals are lost, corrupted, or deleted, you can restore one file or all the files. You can also find previous versions of your files from specific dates.
You can back up your files to an external drive such as a USB memory stick or portable hard drive. These instructions describe how to back up your files to an external drive.
Restore saved files with File History
With File History, you can restore one file or all the files you have backed up. You can also find different versions of your files from specific dates.
Use the following steps to restore saved files:
  1. Connect your external drive to the computer. If an Autoplay window opens, close it.
  2. In Windows, search for and open Restore your files with File History.
    The File History window opens.
  3. Click the file you want to restore or right-click to select all the folders.
    Figure : Restoring all files
    Restoring all files
  4. Click the Restore button.
    Your files are restored.

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