Windows 10: File History for Backup

Discus and support File History for Backup in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Are there any complete instructions how File History works and how one is to retrieve documents when needed. Also how to eliminate files when File... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by RonaldHansen1, May 18, 2020.

  1. File History for Backup

    Are there any complete instructions how File History works and how one is to retrieve documents when needed. Also how to eliminate files when File History back up drive is full.

    Thanks.... RDH

    RonaldHansen1, May 18, 2020
  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, May 18, 2020
  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, May 18, 2020
  4. File History for 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, May 18, 2020

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