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How to Restore Lost Files from File History in Windows 10/8?

Posted by Tracy King to File Recovery 2017-07-03

Summary

This article will show you how to guide you restore lost files from File History in Windows 10/8 PC. If you don’t have or lost File History backups, download the best file recovery software here to recover lost files without File History backup in 3 steps.

How to recover lost files from File History in Windows 10/8?

Case 1. Lost files in Windows 10, can I get them back from File History? How?

"Hi guys, do you know how to perform a File History backup recovery? I lost my saved files in Windows 10 D: drive. Somebody told me that I can free restore lost files from the File History on Windows 10. But I don’t know how.
Do you know how to recover lost files from the File History backup in Windows 10? Please let me know if you happen to have a method. Thanks!
"

Case 2. Lost my File History backups and cannot restore lost files, what can I do?

"Hello, does anyone know how to bring back lost files when File History backup is gone? I’m in this situation that I lost some document files in my PC which is running with Windows 8, but the problem is that the File History backup files also disappeared from my PC.
So I want to know what else can I do to bring back the lost files and the File History backup? Is it possible to restore lost files without File History backups?
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File History, a wonderful feature in Windows system, once enabled, will create a copy of every file of your Documents, Music, Photos and Videos etc folders. It copies all files on your Desktop, as well. It will automatically backup files every hour. So if you accidentally deleted or removed important files in Windows 10/8, just follow to see how to recover lost files from File History now.

Method 1. Restore lost files from File History backup

Since File History will create file backup every hour, so you’ll have to pick the right file backup version to restore once you lost files on Windows 10/8 PC with below guide steps:

Step 1. Find and locate the folder path of your lost files in Windows 10/8 PC;
You may click on This PC to see the folder path where you lost files: Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos or Libraries etc.

Step 2. Type: File History in the search box > Select and click on Restore your files with File History;

Restore lost files from File History.

Step 3. Click History button to show all your backed up folders;

File lost files from File History backup.

Step 4. Choose what you want to restore and select the right version that you need > Click Restore button to get lost files back from File History backups;
Select 'Replace the file in the destination' if the computer already contains a file or folder with the same name.

Restore lost files to original location with File History backups.

You may also choose 'Skip This File' or 'Compare Info for Both Files' if there is a file conflict.
After getting your lost files restore from the File History backup, you can then exist Windows File History and continue use the restore files by now.

If you lost the File History backups or forgot to enable File History backup feature in Windows PC, what will you do? Here in Method 2, you’ll find effective way to restore lost files without File History backup. And you can even try the offered method to restore lost File History backup.

Method 2. Restore lost file without File History backup
Or Restore lost File History backups in Windows 10/8

If you accidentally deleted or removed files and don’t have a File History backup, or you lost the File History backups in Windows 10/8 PC, relax! Here you’ll see how to restore lost files without File History backup and you may also follow offered method to bring back your lost File History backups with EaseUS file recovery software.

EaseUS file recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will thoroughly scan your hard drive or Windows PC partition to find your deleted, removed or lost files with simple clicks. 
And you can also apply this software to find lost File History backups from another non-system hard drive partition. (File History would automatically copy files and folders into target backup hard drive partition.) Free download, install and follow to see how to restore lost files without File History backups or how to bring back lost File History backups now:

Step 1. Run EaseUS file recovery software and select location or drive where you save lost files or File History backups and click "Scan".

Restore lost files without File History backup.

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan to find deleted or lost files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more lost or hidden files;

Scan to find lost files or File History backups.

Step 3. Preview and restore lost files;
You can preview and select found files that you lost to restore by clicking Recover
(Do remember to restore lost files into a secure spot or location in your PC.)

Restore lost files or History File backups.