Windows 10: deleting file history

Discus and support deleting file history in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have run out of space on my external hard drive G. can I delete file history which is taking up 733GB?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by josephscuderi sr, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. deleting file history


    I have run out of space on my external hard drive G. can I delete file history which is taking up 733GB?

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    josephscuderi sr, Dec 17, 2018
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  2. Jerry8A Win User

    File History - Deleting Entries


    File History

    Can I delete current individual Document entries in File History and still have File History work properly for future listings and maintain my old listings?

    Another tech forum said:
    "File History keeps a database of all the files backed up. Since you manually deleted data in the File History folder (My Documents), the database and file store would be out of sync."

    Do you agree?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
    Jerry8A, Dec 17, 2018
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  3. File History never copies anything

    Hi,

    Temporary system failure is one of the possible reasons why this issue is happening. To help resolve the issue, we suggest deleting the files in the USB drive. Follow the steps below:

    • Open Settings > Update & Security > Backup > More Options.
    • Click Stop using this drive.
    • Delete the File History folder on your external drive.
    • Try again to add the USB drive to backup File History.
    Keep us in the loop with the result.
     
    Martin Bar, Dec 17, 2018
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  4. deleting file history

    How to delete files from file history .

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community.

    Let’s try with the below steps and check if he issue resolves

    • Enter File History settings in the search box, and then tap or click File History settings.
    • Tap or click Select a drive, and choose the network or external drive you want to use.
    • Turn on File History.
    You go to the location where file history is saved and delete the file if you want to do so.

    Note: check the locations included for file history and check if there is third party back up in any of these locations. Removing file history completely won't affect your system image that you have already created.

    I would also suggest you to check with the below link and check if it helps you.

    Backup your Files: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-back-up-your-files

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further
     
    Sachin V Rao, Dec 17, 2018
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