How to Create a Shortcut for File History on Windows 10

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:

  1. Right-click on the empty space and select New > Shortcut.
  2. In the mini window that appears type the following:
control /name Microsoft.FileHistory
  1. Select Next.
  2. Type an appropriate name to label your new shortcut.
  3. 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.

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