At the risk of posting so many Microsoft Windows-related posts that I’m accused of being a fanboy, I will share this discovery I made today.
In Windows 10, Office 2013 integrates into File History (the sometimes confused default backup tool in Windows 8 and Windows 10) so you can view your backed up files without having to restore them.
Here’s how to see it:
- Set up File History on a PC running Windows 10 with Office 2013 installed.
- Create some office files (I use Excel alot, so I know that works).
- Wait for them to be backed up.
- Open the folder you have stored them in.
- You have to do this the hard way if they are on the Desktop. Use File Explorer.
- Click the office file.
- On the ribbon, click “History” in the “Open” group in the “Home” tab.
- Wait for the file to be pulled from the backup drive.
- View the file.
Here is an example of an Excel file I used to calculate fuel economy of two vehicles:
(I redacted the names of the tabs and the file location)
I find this neat. There was nothing that required Microsoft to do this, and it is quite out of the way, but still, it is neat.