Windows 10: File History

Discus and support File History in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My USB external hard drive remains connected to my computer. I keep getting the message "Your File History drive was disconnected for too long.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Daisy4me, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:22 AM.

  1. Daisy4me Win User

    File History


    My USB external hard drive remains connected to my computer. I keep getting the message "Your File History drive was disconnected for too long. Reconnect, then click to keep saving copies of files." I have researched Microsoft websites and find topics on File History but none address this problem.

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  2. #Jon# Win User

    File History not backing up any files

    Hello Victor

    Thank you for the response. I had already checked that thread, but it hasn't helped me:

    • The thread deals with Windows 8's implementation of File History, which is somewhat different to that of Windows 10.
    • Most of the thread deals with setting up File History (which I have already done, precisely following the recommended steps). The third link in the thread might have been useful since it appears to link to a page that deals with troubleshooting File History
      (as opposed to setting it up), but unfortunately the link is dead.
    Any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Marivel Man Win User
    File History - Does not turn off

    To assist you further, we suggest that you try to check on the link below:

    Step by Step: File History

    Update us on the result.
     
  4. Martin Bar Win User

    File History

    File History never copies anything

    Hi,

    Temporary system failure is one of the possible reasons why this issue is happening. To help resolve the issue, we suggest deleting the files in the USB drive. Follow the steps below:

    • Open Settings > Update & Security > Backup > More Options.
    • Click Stop using this drive.
    • Delete the File History folder on your external drive.
    • Try again to add the USB drive to backup File History.
    Keep us in the loop with the result.
     
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