Create a shortcut for File History on Windows 10 Overview: File History is a useful feature in the Windows 10 operating system. This feature makes automatic backup versions of important files on a computer to internal or external storage on a computer. These files can also be backed up on drives connected via a network.
It mimics the System Restore Point feature for specific sets of files. You can create a desktop shortcut for opening File History by following the steps laid down in this tutorial.
Create a shortcut for File History on Windows 10
To create a desktop shortcut for opening the File History Control Panel applet on Windows 10:
- Right-click on the empty space and select New > Shortcut.
- In the mini window that appears type the following:
control /name Microsoft.FileHistory
- Select Next.
- Type an appropriate name to label your new shortcut.
- Select Finish.
You will have the shortcut created on your Desktop. You can now move it anywhere and use it to launch File History immediately.