Windows 10: File History

Discus and support File History in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; For some reason my pc got disconnected from its external HD, so file history stopped backing up automatically no notification, btw to a folder called... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Philippe de Renzy-Martin, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:57 AM.

  1. File History


    For some reason my pc got disconnected from its external HD, so file history stopped backing up automatically no notification, btw to a folder called "BACKUP" this is an example name


    I fixed the network problem causing file history to disconnect., and file history started working again...but its filepath is different. On the ext HD file history has created another folder "BACKUP2" to which it is now regularly backing up.


    The problem with this: if I want to use file history to retrieve an old version of a file, it can only see versions of files that are in the new "BACKUP2" folder


    How do I force file history to connect to the original "BACKUP" folder so I can retrieve old file versions from there?

    :)
     
    Philippe de Renzy-Martin, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:57 AM
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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. 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.

    Regards,
     
  4. 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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