Windows 10: File History (Backup) is not letting me choose my external drive......

Discus and support File History (Backup) is not letting me choose my external drive...... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi IT-Experts, I am trying to enable File History for my C: drive and I wanted to choose my external USB Drive as Backup destination for it. My... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by STORMWIND, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. STORMWIND Win User

    File History (Backup) is not letting me choose my external drive......


    Hi IT-Experts,

    I am trying to enable File History for my C: drive and I wanted to choose my external USB Drive as Backup destination for it.

    My external USB Drive has 7TB space and I use it everyday to save pictures on it and access it with the windows explorer just fine.

    When I go into the setup of File History and click "Select Drive" it lets me only choose between my two internal SSD drives which is not recommended at all!

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    :)
     
    STORMWIND, Aug 3, 2018
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  2. File History drive

    Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I would like to inform you that if your File History drive has been disconnected for too long, or it doesn't have enough space to save temporary versions of your files. To continue saving copies of your files, you'll need to reconnect your File History drive.
    Plug in your external File History drive or reselect your network. You can start a backup manually or wait for the next scheduled backup or reselect the drive. Here is the steps:

    To manually start a backup


    • Open File History by pressing Windows key> type File History
      > Click on File History.

    • Tap or click Back up now.

    To reselect your drive


    • Open File History by pressing Windows key> type File History
      > Click on File History.

    • Tap or click Select drive.

    • On the Select a File History drive page, tap or click your current drive or network location, and then tap or click
      OK.

    Hope it helps. Let us know if you need more help and we'll be glad to assist.
     
    Navneet Anand, Aug 3, 2018
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  3. Rhen Pal Win User
    Windows 10-Reconnect your drive...No longer able to use original USB HDD for File History backups

    Perform these steps to enable backup:

    • Connect an external hard drive to your computer.
    • Next, open the Settings app from your Start Menu.
    • Navigate to Update & Security > Backup.
    • Click or tap the “Add a drive” option under Back up using File History to add an external drive that File History will back up to.
    It’ll list external drives and give you the option to back up to them.

    Regards.
     
    Rhen Pal, Aug 3, 2018
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  4. Rose Cal Win User

    File History (Backup) is not letting me choose my external drive......

    File History

    Hi Anastasia,

    File History creates a backup of your files automatically and stores the backup on an external hard drive. It might be disconnected for too long that may cause interruption. To address your inquiry, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article on how to reconnect your File History drive.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Aug 3, 2018
    #4
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