Windows 10: File History does not initiate on schedule

Discus and support File History does not initiate on schedule in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have recently started to use Windows Backup and File History. However I find that very often it does not initiate the backup automatically as per... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by PradeepB£, May 21, 2020 at 5:32 AM.

  1. File History does not initiate on schedule


    I have recently started to use Windows Backup and File History. However I find that very often it does not initiate the backup automatically as per the schedule and I always have to go in and do a "Backup now". Could you advise how this can be resolved?

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  2. Jerry8AB Win User

    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
     
  3. Schedule time for File History backups?

    I have 'File History' scheduled for 'Daily'. Please elaborate on when this scheduled 'Daily' File History backup runs. Can I control the schedule time? Also, I normally keep my File History backup drive disconnected. Does File History resume when I
    plug the drive back in. If not, why not?
     
    Tony and NancyNugent, May 21, 2020 at 5:36 AM
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  4. File History does not initiate on schedule

    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, May 21, 2020 at 5:36 AM
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