Windows 8 History Vault

Another feature is lined up for Windows 8, and is sure to get some flak from the Mac pundits. Called “History Vault”, it allows you to keep copies of your critical files in case of accidental deletion or overwrites. You can also store them on a network share (and online storage, such as DropBox) and retrieve them in case of a total system failure.

The feature will allow Windows 8 users to backup files and data automatically using the Shadow Copies function of Windows. According to one person familiar with the company’s plans, the backup feature will include the ability to restore to a specific time or date on the system. Users will also be able to select files and restore them to different timestamps