Microsoft may be killing File History with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you're a fan of Microsoft's in-house backup solution called "File History", we might have some bad news for you. Build 16212 for Windows 10 reveals that Microsoft is neutering File History with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, as build 16212 no longer includes the option to start a new backup.

@h0x0d on Twitter has also found references to dialog popups which tell the user that File History is no longer supported. Starting with the Fall Creators Update, File History will only be able to restore old backups that were created with File History prior to the feature being killed.

If you're someone who uses another backup solution, then this news won't be much of a concern to you. If however, you do use File History, then you might have to start looking for a new backup solution soon. It's possible that Microsoft is working on a new backup feature internally, but we haven't heard anything about that as of yet.

Do you use File History? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
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