Windows 10: Any way to tell if File History backup is working?

Discus and support Any way to tell if File History backup is working? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am trying to keep my files backed up regularly (weekly). First, I cannot set an automatic weekly backup. Secondly, when I set the backup to run I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by alancsears, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Any way to tell if File History backup is working?


    I am trying to keep my files backed up regularly (weekly). First, I cannot set an automatic weekly backup. Secondly, when I set the backup to run I can't tell if it's working (so a few times I've cancelled and started again, probably needlessly. Thirdly, can I sign out of the PC so another user can get on while my backup is running? Fourthly, during one backup I viewed the event log which indicated errors had occurred. If I hadn't looked at the log I wouldn't have known until the end (hours later).


    The best solution to all the above would be a third party application which is easier to set up, which shows it's progress and which is incremental, so perhaps someone can recommend a reliable one. I really don't have time for all this fiddling about.

    :)
     
    alancsears, Feb 6, 2019
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  2. File History does not backup automatically

    Hi,

    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:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/set-drive-file-history

    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, Feb 6, 2019
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  3. How to remove folders from File History


    • I had the same problem, and I solved in this way:
      Control Panel -> System and Security-> File History -> Turn off
      Settings -> Update & Security -> Backup -> More options -> Stop using this drive
      Delete the File History folder in your external drive.
      Start using File History again.
      After performing these steps, I can easily add folders to "Excluded Folders" and they remain excluded. I checked in the actual files and folders saved on the external disk, and it works.
      I did not modify the default settings about how often and how long backup is saved, File History is working ok now. So I guess it is important to click "Stop using this drive" in order to reset File History.
      Hope this will be helpful
     
    mila parker, Feb 6, 2019
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  4. Any way to tell if File History backup is working?

    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
    thread
    .

    Update us on the results.

    Regards.
     
    Angela Pun, Feb 6, 2019
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