Why not use File History's built in configuration options such that it minimizes the space used? The default setting on File History is to keep files (and their versions when versions have been saved) forever, which for most of us is just plain stupid.
Open File History and have a look at the Advanced Settings, where you can do things like shorten the retention period (mine is now 6 months) and/or change how frequently versioning of a given file occurs [which is hourly and can result in a huge number of versions of a file that you're actively working on in any program]. There is also a link just beneath those settings to Clean up versions, which allows you to use File History to do a controlled delete of backed up files.
Your query just triggered me to do a Clean up versions where I chose to wipe out anything but the latest version (while the default setting for that is anything older than 1 year). You can always employ this feature to get rid of anything and everything older than a variety of time periods given in the dropdown box.
Edited by britechguy, 07 October 2016 - 08:54 AM.
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