Is disabling File History a good idea?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Phoenix, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I always disable File History via Group Policy Editor but is there a reason this isn't a good idea?

    I create backups using Macrium Reflect from time to time and have a good security solution.

    Thoughts on this?

    PS: I also disable Work folders, I have no idea what that is but doesn't sound like something I may need
     
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  2. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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  3. nickl02

    nickl02 MDL Novice

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    Good thing they dumped this.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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  5. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    When I first got my PC, I enabled File History briefly for testing and found it was inefficient and lacking in features compared to third party software. So it stayed disabled since then.

    Indeed, MS should either bring it up to standard or remove it. But so far they only seem to remove useful features and add unneeded ones.
     
  6. ScottT19

    ScottT19 MDL Novice

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    If you got backup, the File History function will be less useful. You can discard it directly.
     
  7. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    it is disabled by default from factory in clean installs of Windows 10.
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I didn't notice that, but I just disabled it from Group Policy Editor

    how do you know if it's disabled by default?
     
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