Windows 10: Problem with file history backup

Discus and support Problem with file history backup in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I cannot change the drive for FILE HISTORY. I have been able to remove the old drive but although the drive I want is listed, clicking it has no... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by clayto, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. clayto Win User

    Problem with file history backup


    I cannot change the drive for FILE HISTORY. I have been able to remove the old drive but although the drive I want is listed, clicking it has no effect.

    Is FILE HISTORY of much use anyway? I have not bothered with it before, and when I look at what has been saved it seems very scrappy, with unwanted folders, blank pages, mainly empty folders, and only a few icons displayed, many of which do not link, etc. I rather doubt I would find anything of use if I needed it. but thought I should give it a trial for a while.

    :)
     
    clayto, Jan 20, 2019
    #1

  2. File History backups

    Hi William,

    To help you with your File History backups issue, we suggest running the
    System File Checker
    with the steps found on this
    thread
    .

    Update us on the results.

    Regards.
     
    Angela Pun, Jan 20, 2019
    #2
  3. File History does not backup automatically

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing us back.

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:


    • Press Windows key+I.

    • Click on Update and security.

    • On the left pane, click on backup and select on under automatically back up my files.

    • Click on more option under on button.

    • Select every hour (default) under back up my files.

    • Select forever (default) under keep my files.

    Also refer the link below link and check if it helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/set-drive-file-history

    Also work in Windows 10

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, Jan 20, 2019
    #3
  4. Problem with file history backup

    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.
     
    Martin Bar, Jan 20, 2019
    #4
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