As a built-in tool like Apple Time Machine in Mac OS X, File History backs up Favorites, Contacts, Desktop items and etc, as well as allows you to recover files which you have deleted by mistake, or restore a modified document to an earlier version in Windows 10 and 8.1. However, configuring File History setting must require a second disk (a microSD card or a second HDD) or a network location like home server or NAS. Is there any way to use it store those files on a single drive?
How to setup File History to use internal drive in WIndows 10/8.1
Note: File History is turned off by default, and you could use the workaround to turn it on and also configure the related setting with drive of internal disk if you don’t have a microSD card or other external drive.
* Create a folder on your tablet or computer for running File History backups.
Open the File Explorer, go inside your user folder
C:\Users\your-username, and create a new folder named FileHistory. This is security because other accounts can not access it.
* Right-click on the FileHistory folder, select Share With > Specific People from the menu.
* Choose your username in the File Sharing window and then click the Share button.
* Right click on Start menu, select Control Panel, and open the File History itme. You can also type file history into the Cortana powered search box From your desktop, then select the top one from the results.
In the addition, the Modern settings app doesn’t support the function to use a Network Location for that.
* Click on “Select drive” link in the left side, click the Add Network Location option.
* You should see the shared folder you just created (the full network path is \\your-PC-name\Users\your-username\FileHistory) is listing under your current PC in the Network explorer. Simply choose it, and click OK button to show it up in the selection area.
* Finally click “Turn On” button to make the changes for backing up previous versions of your documents and other files to the folder.