Windows 10: Delete File History files

Discus and support Delete File History files in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Just started running file history, seems like it might be a good feature. It backed up a lot of stuff that wasn't necessary and its seems to be a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by rboppy, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. rboppy Win User

    Delete File History files


    Just started running file history, seems like it might be a good feature. It backed up a lot of stuff that wasn't necessary and its seems to be a hassle to delete them, is there any easy way?

    I backup to a folder on an Ubuntu computer through my home network. Even as I write this I'm deleting a folder with ~5000 items, it says its going to take over 3 hours, when that happens I go down a layer and start deleting folder from there. Oops, after about 5 minutes, up pops "Could not find this item", check "Do this for all current items", then click Skip, another 20 seconds or so it's done.

    Any ideas?

    Jim

    :)
     
    rboppy, Apr 29, 2016
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  2. CJ4444 Win User

    File History Win 10 - Delete Old File History Files?

    After copying my old file history files to a new file history drive as part of switching file history to a new drive, can I delete all of the (old) file history folders and files off of that old drive?
     
    CJ4444, Apr 29, 2016
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  3. Geethu B Win User
    File History Win 10 - Delete Old File History Files?

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with selecting a new drive and moving File History files to it.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    Along with what Donald Banarld124
    has suggested, you may also refer the following additional information.

    If you are selecting a new drive and moving your files to it, it will have both your existing files and the new files when you eventually add to it. Refer the articles for additional information:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-something-goes-wrong-file-history

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

    Note: Applies to Windows 10.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Apr 29, 2016
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  4. fdegrove Win User

    Delete File History files

    fdegrove, Apr 29, 2016
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  5. rboppy Win User
    Thanks, that may work in the future, but it won't let me delete individual files.

    Jim
     
    rboppy, Apr 5, 2018
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