How to Use Windows 10 Timeline

How to Use Windows 10 Timeline

Lost a file? No problem. The April 2018 Update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 allows you to journey back in time to find recent documents, photos, websites, and windows.

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How to Use Windows 10 Timeline

Let’s say you need a document, photo, or other file from the past few weeks but can’t remember its name or location. Not a problem if you’re running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

The latest version of Windows includes a new feature known as Timeline. Accessible through Task View, Timeline helps you travel back in time to find, see, and access previous files, windows, and other activities. Timeline keeps track of your Microsoft Office documents and files, the websites you’ve visited and searched for, your photos and images, and other types of files and windows. You can even access the same Timeline on different computers and devices. And you can tweak your Timeline settings to go back as far as 30 days. Let’s check out how to use Timeline.

First, make sure you’re running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Open Settings > System > About. Scroll to the bottom of the screen. If the Windows version says 1803, then you’re set. If not, jump to the Update & Security category in Settings. Install the update called “Feature Update to Windows 10, version 1803.” If you don’t see it, fire up Microsoft’s Windows 10 Download page to manually install the April 2018 Update.

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