We are using File History feature in Windows 8.1 and 10 on the machines. It's been working well.

Is there anyway from the administrator point of view (remotely) that can monitor this activity whether is running/updated or not via powershell or anything.

At the moment, we only checked the last modified date in Config1.xml in the actual file history backup - {machine_name}/Configuration/Config1.xml. If it's current date and time means ok.

I'm appreciated your feedback.


  • what do you mean by "At the moment, we only checked the last modified date in Config1.xml in the actual file history backup" - is this your check if the feature works well? Do you already do this with PowerShell or are you doing this manually? Whats the output you want to get from PowerShell? – SimonS May 26 '16 at 5:52
  • As I said, the only way to monitor this is by looking at Config1.xml file modified date on the actual remote backup. In our case, the file history is backup to remote device. If it's current means ok. We don't know how what is the best approach on this. That why we need some inputs ie. Powershell etc etc. What we need to know from PowerShell it's actually saying that the file history went ok at this xxx date and time. – dcpartners May 27 '16 at 4:01
  • how is the date written in the files? can you paste the "date" line of the config here? – SimonS May 27 '16 at 9:09
  • The date is not appearing inside xml item configuration on the config1.xml file but only as "Date Modified" for that file. – dcpartners Jun 14 '16 at 4:52
  • can you please just paste this whole line of the config in here? something like <date>Date Modified</date> ? – SimonS Jun 14 '16 at 7:27
  1. Open up Control Panel
  2. Click on "File History"
  3. Under the little drive icon, it says when it last backed up.

If you want, you can drag the "File History" icon to the desktop (creating a shortcut) so you can check it more quickly.

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