Windows 8.1 file history -> Restore to fresh install


  • Hi Everyone

    I'm trying to understand the benefits of file history. As Windows 8.1 doesn't allow me to create a system image on a schedule anymore, I now have to resort to file history.

    Hypothetical Scenario: OS hard disk catches fire, melts down and is not repairable. The good news! I enabled file history of everything I wanted to "save".

    How does one import that "history" back into a fresh install on a new disk? Normally on windows 7, an image could just be written back and presto! the job is done

    Does that make sense?

    Any help would be appreciated. If this isn't entirely possible, I'll end up tossing my OS disk(SSD into a raid 1)

    Monday, July 21, 2014 9:51 PM


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