This post shows students and new users the steps to restore files and folders from File History in case the original is lost or damaged. File History regularly backs up your files to your home folders. File History will not back up your apps. These can be reinstalled at any time.
But your important documents, when lost or damaged, can be almost impossible to replace, and that is why File History is designed only to back up your important files.
To read more about how to configure the backup process with file history, you can read the post below:
When you have File History running on your machine and you want to restore a lost or corrupted file, you can simply follow the steps below. File History allows you to browse your backed up data, allowing you to browse different versions of your files and folders, comparing them to their current versions.
When you find a better version of the file that you want to restore, simply select Restore to return the file to its original location. We show you how to do it below.
To start restoring files through File History, follow the steps below.
How to restore a lost or damaged file in file history
As mentioned above, File History allows you to quickly restore lost or damaged files to their original location. Here’s how it’s done.
Click on the Start Menu, then find and open the Control Panel application as shown below.