Microsoft Adds Cherokee to Windows 8, Explains 'File History' to Keep Safe Personal Files

Microsoft officially adds the Cherokee language to Windows 8. Also, the company highlighted another new feature in redesined new Windows operating system called File History, a feature that helps to ensure that your personal files are safe.In addition to being a backup solution, "File History also provides the capability to restore multiple backup copies (versions) […]

Microsoft officially adds the Cherokee language to Windows 8. Also, the company highlighted another new feature in redesined new Windows operating system called File History, a feature that helps to ensure that your personal files are safe.

In addition to being a backup solution, "File History also provides the capability to restore multiple backup copies (versions) of your files," Microsoft stated.

file history in windows 8: turn on dialogue

File History protects some or all files that are stored in your libraries on Windows 8. Users can even add folders into the libraries easily within Windows 8 and it automatically checks your files whenever you want and makes backups of those files when a change is detected.

You can even exclude certain folders as well as restore backed up files with ease.

File History in Windows 8 supports BitLocker and backup from/to a Storage Space and works with inexpensive attached or network storage, and requires minimal fuss to get working.

To get started with File History, simply hit Win Key + W type and search for File History (or from Start Screen, type "File History", click on settings in right pane, click on File History icon--Navigate to: "Control Panel\System and Security\File History" in the Desktop Control Panel).

From there, select File History and once you see the File History window open, simply hit the button that says "turn on."

To exclude files you have to open File History Exclude Folders dialog, which can be launch from the top-level File History Control Panel page (left-hand side: "Exclude Folders" link). Here you can chose not to have files backed up with File History.

When you want to restore files--"just click on "Restore personal files" in the File History Control Panel dialog. Than, browse to the location where your files were backed up to double click on the file or folder that you wish to restore, And, select the version to restore--finally, click on the "Restore" button," Microsoft adds.

file history in windows 8: advanced settings page

windows 8 file history home screen

Internet Explorer team : Penguin Mark website for Web Browser testing

Update: Microsoft's IE team launched a new 2012 holiday benchmark website called Penguin Mark, that features a number of happy cartoon birds singing, oddly, The Chipmunk Song from Alvin and the Chipmunks (maybe the chipmunks themselves turned out to be too expensive to sign up).

"This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5 capabilities like canvas, CSS3 animations and transitions, audio, WOFF, power and performance APIs, and more. Be sure to turn your volume up for maximum entertainment. The faster your browser, the higher your Penguin Mark score goes," the IE team stated.

Check out Penguin Mark.