Windows 10: how to turn on file history

Discus and support how to turn on file history in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; how to turn on file history. All my files were deleted after las windows 10 update... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by VictorCuadras, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. how to turn on file history


    how to turn on file history. All my files were deleted after las windows 10 update

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    VictorCuadras, Jun 30, 2020
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  2. Mark Ole Win User

    Turn on File History in Windows 10

    Hi,

    To address your concern, we suggest that you turn off File history then add the drive again.


    To turn off File History, please follow these steps:

    • Click the Start​ button, select Settings.
      Click Update & security.
    • Choose Backupand click More options.
    • See advanced settings, then click the Turn off button.
    Restart the system then turn back on File History and add the drive.

    If the issue persist, run the System File Checker tool. System File Checker
    scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    To run this tool, please refer to this
    link
    .

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Jun 30, 2020
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  3. TiredofFH Win User
    Turn on File History in Windows 10

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    The turn off button was greyed out and was unresponsive.

    I had been advised to run the system file checker several time and found no problems.

    In the meantime my machine has been returned to the suppler for a factory reset and is working again.
     
    TiredofFH, Jun 30, 2020
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  4. how to turn on file history

    How to remove folders from File History


    • I had the same problem, and I solved in this way:
      Control Panel -> System and Security-> File History -> Turn off
      Settings -> Update & Security -> Backup -> More options -> Stop using this drive
      Delete the File History folder in your external drive.
      Start using File History again.
      After performing these steps, I can easily add folders to "Excluded Folders" and they remain excluded. I checked in the actual files and folders saved on the external disk, and it works.
      I did not modify the default settings about how often and how long backup is saved, File History is working ok now. So I guess it is important to click "Stop using this drive" in order to reset File History.
      Hope this will be helpful
     
    mila parker, Jun 30, 2020
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