Windows 10: How to turn off Windows backup completely

Discus and support How to turn off Windows backup completely in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Have turned off file history backup via settings but Windows keeps taking a "snapshot"of my C: disc and putting it on my external HD. Is there... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by RAPw10, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. RAPw10 Win User

    How to turn off Windows backup completely


    Have turned off file history backup via settings but Windows keeps taking a "snapshot"of my C: disc and putting it on my external HD. Is there something else that I have to turn off?

    :)
     
    RAPw10, Jan 3, 2017
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  2. How to turn it off completely ?!!!!

    Hi,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    A three fingered tap appears to bring up Cortana may be due to the trackpad is getting a little confused thinking you're doing that. It may be possible that using 2 fingers
    also is causing due to this.

    Click the start button and select settings. Then select
    Devices. Click on Mouse and Touch Pad and scroll to the bottom and select "Additional Mouse Options." This brings up a box that should have the information and name of the type of touch pad your computer has.
    Click on settings and then in the new box that pops up you should see a tab that says "Tapping". Open that tab and you should then see "Three Finger Tap" and "Four Finger Tap". Uncheck those
    boxes and then click "Apply".

    Now check if the issue persists.

    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Jan 3, 2017
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    that did not answer the question...the question was HOW TO SHUT DOWN OR DISABLE CORTANA not how to adjust 3 or 2 finger action ...smh
     
    RobieTiffin, Jan 3, 2017
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  4. spunk Win User

    How to turn off Windows backup completely

    spunk, Jan 3, 2017
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jan 3, 2017
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  6. RAPw10 Win User
    Thank you both but I may have misled you (mainly because I'm not really sure that the backup is due to the file history and I just can't figure it out).

    A folder is added to my external hard drive, the name of which is the name of my PC … and if I delete it, Windows replaces it soon (haven't paid attention to exactly when). The folder is approximately 40 GB.

    There is no folder named "FileHistory".
     
    RAPw10, Jan 3, 2017
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jan 3, 2017
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  8. Bree New Member

    How to turn off Windows backup completely

    That does sound like the folder that Windows Backup would create. If it has a special icon similar to this...

    How to turn off Windows backup completely [​IMG]

    ... (probably without the shield) then it was created by Windows Backup - follow Brink's suggestion to turn off scheduled backups.
     
    Bree, Jan 3, 2017
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  9. RAPw10 Win User
    Thank you Brink and Bree – that seems to have worked – at least it says the backup is not scheduled (but I think i said that before I clicked on the "turnoff"link) anyway, I'll keep checking the next couple days but thank you again
     
    RAPw10, Jan 4, 2017
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome. I'm glad we could help. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jan 4, 2017
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  11. Geneo Win User
    But you really should backup your system *Wink
     
    Geneo, Apr 5, 2018
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