Windows 10: again File History backup

Discus and support again File History backup in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi, last month I initiated the thread about my problems with File History backup and got advices and suggestions. I never succeeded to make it work... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by mla, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. MLA
    mla Win User

    again File History backup

    last month I initiated the thread about my problems with File History backup and got advices and suggestions.
    I never succeeded to make it work automatically. And did it by clicking Backup Now every day.

    By end of December I had an option to access the machine during few days.

    I did everything from scratch.
    Created new target directory on backup server. Set it up in file history. Very first backup up was performed automatically and created folder structure on target network drive for the user name I used for File History backup creation.

    Then I added SOURCE folder with the data (372 GB), set it to every 10 min and left the computer as it is (didn't logoff).
    I checked it in 7 hours and for my surprise everything was perfectly copied.
    I started at 11 AM and last folder created in target folder was at 4PM.

    I was sure that it will work properly. But after one business day and about 10GB of new data nothing was copied.

    So here I came to conclusion that this heck works only for logged in user under which name File History was created.
    Does it make sense?

    I created initial backup using Domain Admin Backup account and had no doubt that it should not depend on user logged in,
    but solely on existence of a new data in the defined source folder.

    In my situation, I have multiple users on this workstation that use an application that creates the Data in the same local folder.

    Can somebody confirm that File History solution works strictly for profile for which it was created and not works when the user logged out. Pretty funny if it is... But after trying and trying without really knowing the logic behind File history it looks like that.

    Thanks and sorry for such a long "roman".

  2. Junaid_A Win User

    File History restart

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community forums.

    To change the backup drive for File History, the current process should be stopped. I suggest you to try the steps listed below to stop file history on an older drive and restart it on a new drive:

    Change File History backup drive:

    • Open Settings and navigate to Update & Security > Backup.
    • Click on More Options, scroll down to locate
      Backup to a different drive section, and choose Stop Using Drive.
    • Plug in the new storage drive, navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Backup,
      and choose Add a Drive.
    • Restart File History and configure it by referring to the article

      File History in Windows

    Hope it helps.

    Junaid_A, Jan 7, 2020
  3. File History backups

    Hi William,

    To help you with your File History backups issue, we suggest running the
    System File Checker
    with the steps found on this

    Update us on the results.

    Angela Pun, Jan 7, 2020
  4. again File History backup

    File History does not backup automatically


    Thank you for writing us back.

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:

    • Press Windows key+I.

    • Click on Update and security.

    • On the left pane, click on backup and select on under automatically back up my files.

    • Click on more option under on button.

    • Select every hour (default) under back up my files.

    • Select forever (default) under keep my files.

    Also refer the link below link and check if it helps:

    Also work in Windows 10

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
    Shubham Chaubey, Jan 7, 2020

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