Windows 10: can't turn on file history

Discus and support can't turn on file history in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am trying to set up an external hard disk but can't get the file history to turn on. Can you assist?Thank you,Erich Swett... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ErichSwett, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. can't turn on file history


    I am trying to set up an external hard disk but can't get the file history to turn on. Can you assist?Thank you,Erich Swett

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    ErichSwett, Sep 17, 2021
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  2. Mark Ole Win User

    Turn on File History in Windows 10

    Hi,

    To address your concern, we suggest that you turn off File history then add the drive again.


    To turn off File History, please follow these steps:

    • Click the Start​ button, select Settings.
      Click Update & security.
    • Choose Backupand click More options.
    • See advanced settings, then click the Turn off button.
    Restart the system then turn back on File History and add the drive.

    If the issue persist, run the System File Checker tool. System File Checker
    scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    To run this tool, please refer to this
    link
    .

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Sep 17, 2021
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  3. TiredofFH Win User
    Turn on File History in Windows 10

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    The turn off button was greyed out and was unresponsive.

    I had been advised to run the system file checker several time and found no problems.

    In the meantime my machine has been returned to the suppler for a factory reset and is working again.
     
    TiredofFH, Sep 17, 2021
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  4. Jerry8AB Win User

    can't turn on file history

    File History - Does not turn off

    Thanks again for your suggestion. Most of the items mentioned were mentioned in your previous post.

    As I mentioned in my original post, File History shows history entries in my Task Schedule menu History listings even though I have turned it off. Now, I did notice one other entry in the History listing. The History listing said “Maintenance Mode.” So,
    I wonder if that mode reacts differently and rejects my File History Off and Task Schedule settings and lists File History listings under a different parameter. That may account for the history dates not agreeing with File History and Task Schedule dates.

    Jerry
     
    Jerry8AB, Sep 17, 2021
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