Windows 10: Can I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History?

Discus and support Can I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I am trying to enable File History in WIndows 10, but "No usable drive was found" error is given. I have partitioned my main hard drive to have another... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by avadamr, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. avadamr Win User

    Can I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History?


    I am trying to enable File History in WIndows 10, but "No usable drive was found" error is given. I have partitioned my main hard drive to have another virtual drive (YCan I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History? :) to maintain copies of files as backups. I want to use this separate partition on my main hard drive as the location to be used for File History. Can I? Or File History in Windows can't accept a SEPARATE partition (YCan I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History? :) on the same HARD drive on which it is installed (in a different partition - the main CCan I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History? :) as a usable location for File History backups?

    :)
     
    avadamr, Oct 7, 2018
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  2. CARL7901 Win User

    file history hard drive multiple partitions

    Does file history extend past the root partition user folders into data partitions or even another hard drive on the same PC?
     
    CARL7901, Oct 7, 2018
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Oct 7, 2018
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  4. Sam___ Win User

    Can I use a separate partition on my hard drive for File History?

    file history hard drive multiple partitions

    Hi Carl,

    Does file history extend past the root partition user folders into data partitions or even another hard drive on the same PC?

    Yes, you can select what folders are backed up apart from the default ones. A good practice is to keep your important data in libraries, that way File History will always back them up.

    -Sam
     
    Sam___, Oct 7, 2018
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