There is surprisingly little technical info out there, and nothing from Microsoft at this point regarding this info. However, according to Windows 8 – File History Feature replaces “Previous Versions” and Backup and Restore, if you:
- Look at
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fhsvc\Parameters\Configs, you should find an entry for each local user who has enabled File History pointing to a configuration path. (The path will look like
- In this location, you should find two identical files,
config2.xml. Open either one and look for the StagingAreaPath value, which will be similar to
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Data. This is where your files are stored while your
Target is unavailable.
Also see the other values under
StagingArea for maximum cache size.