Windows 10: Lost file in File History

Discus and support Lost file in File History in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Had to re-install Windows 10. Before doing this I backed up my computer using the Windows File History. After re-installing Windows 10 I am able to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Day Treker, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Lost file in File History


    Had to re-install Windows 10. Before doing this I backed up my computer using the Windows File History. After re-installing Windows 10 I am able to find all of my files, except one. It was the only file I had pinned to always show up as a recently used file. Are pinned files stored in a different file location than other Word documents? Also, is there a way to search on an external drive for the file contents? I know some of the unique words in the file, but maybe forgot the file name.

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    Day Treker, Jun 17, 2017
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    File Explorer, Jun 17, 2017
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  3. Lola67 Win User
    Lost files and history

    Hi Dave

    YOU ROCK! I found Windows.old and all my files. Thanks for the quick response. You're the best!

    Lola
     
    Lola67, Jun 17, 2017
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  4. Steve C Win User

    Lost file in File History

    I wouldn't rely on File History. You need a reliable & regular full system & user file backup strategy. Many on this forum (including me) using the excellent program Macrium Reflect (free version available).

    You can search for file contents but you need to set the indexing options to do this and rebuild the index. See http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-ma...file-contents/

    You could also just check the Always search file names and contents box under Folder Options / Search e.g.

    Lost file in File History [​IMG]
     
    Steve C, Jun 17, 2017
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  5. Thanks Steve C.
    I may have to look into Macrium Reflect.
    I did a search on my computer and my external drive after checking "Always search...", but nothing came up.
    Do you think I should do the indexing option you mentioned?
     
    Day Treker, Jun 18, 2017
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  6. Steve C Win User
    Yes, you could reindex the drive , particularly if it is removable. Also, check the indexing on drive contents is allowed - see screenshot.

    Lost file in File History [​IMG]
     
    Steve C, Jun 18, 2017
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  7. Thanks for your help Steve C.
    I guess that file is lot forever. I did the indexing and the search. I was able to search the text within the files. I looked at a lot of files but never saw the text I was looking for. Turns out there was a second missing file. There may be more I haven't noticed yet.
    Before I do my next back-up I will look into Macrium Reflect.
    Thanks again for your help.
     
    Day Treker, Apr 5, 2018
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