Windows 10: File History/File Backup

Discus and support File History/File Backup in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; What is the best way to back up my computer using Windows 10. I was using File History and it is not completing the process. [ATTACH] The screen... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by SteveJohnsonJW, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. File History/File Backup

    What is the best way to back up my computer using Windows 10. I was using File History and it is not completing the process.

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    The screen capture shows a backup on 10/15/2019 but there are no updated files showing up on my external drive.

    SteveJohnsonJW, Oct 16, 2019
  2. Junaid_A Win User

    File History restart

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community forums.

    To change the backup drive for File History, the current process should be stopped. I suggest you to try the steps listed below to stop file history on an older drive and restart it on a new drive:

    Change File History backup drive:

    • Open Settings and navigate to Update & Security > Backup.
    • Click on More Options, scroll down to locate
      Backup to a different drive section, and choose Stop Using Drive.
    • Plug in the new storage drive, navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Backup,
      and choose Add a Drive.
    • Restart File History and configure it by referring to the article

      File History in Windows

    Hope it helps.

    Junaid_A, Oct 16, 2019
  3. File History backups

    Hi William,

    To help you with your File History backups issue, we suggest running the
    System File Checker
    with the steps found on this

    Update us on the results.

    Angela Pun, Oct 16, 2019
  4. File History/File Backup

    File History does not backup automatically


    Thank you for writing us back.

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:

    • Press Windows key+I.

    • Click on Update and security.

    • On the left pane, click on backup and select on under automatically back up my files.

    • Click on more option under on button.

    • Select every hour (default) under back up my files.

    • Select forever (default) under keep my files.

    Also refer the link below link and check if it helps:

    Also work in Windows 10

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
    Shubham Chaubey, Oct 16, 2019

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