Windows 10: File History corrupted - Need to restore lost folder

Discus and support File History corrupted - Need to restore lost folder in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Been having problems with File History going corrupted for quite some time. What I have been doing to fix it, is reselect the drive again after... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RodgerMarjama, May 16, 2019 at 12:17 PM.

  1. File History corrupted - Need to restore lost folder


    Been having problems with File History going corrupted for quite some time. What I have been doing to fix it, is reselect the drive again after turning it off. When resected, it would work again for some amount of time. That fix no longer worked as it dropped a major selection of files that were being backup for a few years now. That was a few months back and I just let it go, but now I have had a hard drive crash, which those files were on and I need to restore from File History, which does not see the folder as I said above. I have looked in the files, Config1.xml and Config2.xml, and both show the needed folder but show it as excluded from backups. It did this on its own for some reason, as I have said, I have always had backups being done to this folder.


    There must be a way to find this data in the catalog files and restore it.


    Help would be appreciated.


    -Rodger

    :)
     
    RodgerMarjama, May 16, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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  2. Corrupt files when restored

    Hello everyone,
    The story goes like this: I accidentally deleted all my photos of a 3 month long trip I had from my 2TB backup drive *Bang Head :banghead: (!!!).
    I noticed it after two weeks and the drive was in use (It also a storage for movies and such).
    I had tried "GetDataBack for NTFS" and luckily all the files and folders are found in their original size and order.
    However, when I try to restore them all the files appears to be corrupt.
    I know chances are against me but I'm willing to try anything to restore them.
    Anyone with experience in the matter is welcome to offer a solution.

    Few more things that might be relevant:
    the photos are JPEG but few (very important ones) are BMP .
    there are also movies in AVI. The total of all files is ~20GB. and all of them come out corrupt.
    I have some of the files intact and valid in a different folder, so maybe a comparison can help (Just an idea).
    File system is NTFS. OS is Windows 7 64bit.
    Thanks
     
  3. File History Restore Not Working

    My apologies for my not explaining my problem clearly.

    File History would always list my external drive. It would not list the File History backup subfolder, "Computer Name", which contained my backup.

    I completed the 5 steps you recommended, and in step (4), using Windows Explorer, I opted to change the name to "File History.old" instead of deleting it. Had I deleted it, all my backup files that I want to reload onto drive C would have been gone.

    When I look at the external backup drive in Windows Explorer it now shows 4 folders, $RECYCLE.BIN, FileHistory, FileHistory.old and System Volume Information. Bottom line, FileHistory contains only the backed up data currently on Drive C as a result of step
    5, while FileHistory.old contains the data I wish to reload.

    Now when I go to Control Panel/File History/Select drive, and select the external backup drive, only the subfolder contained in FileHistory shows up. The subfolder contained in FileHistory.old, which contains the data I wish to restore, is still not listed.
    When I select "Restore personal files" it only shows folders associated with FileHistory.

    Thanks for your attention and help, but I am now resigned to copying and pasting the files that I need to restore. I totally yield to the higher power that is Microsoft.

    Again thanks,

    RP
     
    Robert Pat Vaughn, May 16, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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  4. Ryan Fra Win User

    File History corrupted - Need to restore lost folder

    File History Displays No Files to Restore

    Hi,

    There are several reasons why the files are not showing, like it is hidden or it is corrupted. Let us change some settings to view hidden files by following these steps:

    • Type Folder options in the search box.
    • Select File Explorer Options, then click View
      tab.
    • Tick the radio button on Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
    • Click Apply then OK.

    Check your File History if the files will appear. You can follow the steps above to not to show hidden files.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.
     
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