Windows 10: Restore function of File History. How do I do this.

Discus and support Restore function of File History. How do I do this. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am trying to restore files that have been removed from my computer. It is giving me problems because the location doesn't exist any more. What do I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Paul1685, May 16, 2020.

  1. Paul1685 Win User

    Restore function of File History. How do I do this.


    I am trying to restore files that have been removed from my computer. It is giving me problems because the location doesn't exist any more. What do I need to do?

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    Paul1685, May 16, 2020
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  2. Shawn Brink, May 16, 2020
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  3. File History Restore Not Working

    My apologies for my not explaining my problem clearly.

    File History would always list my external drive. It would not list the File History backup subfolder, "Computer Name", which contained my backup.

    I completed the 5 steps you recommended, and in step (4), using Windows Explorer, I opted to change the name to "File History.old" instead of deleting it. Had I deleted it, all my backup files that I want to reload onto drive C would have been gone.

    When I look at the external backup drive in Windows Explorer it now shows 4 folders, $RECYCLE.BIN, FileHistory, FileHistory.old and System Volume Information. Bottom line, FileHistory contains only the backed up data currently on Drive C as a result of step
    5, while FileHistory.old contains the data I wish to reload.

    Now when I go to Control Panel/File History/Select drive, and select the external backup drive, only the subfolder contained in FileHistory shows up. The subfolder contained in FileHistory.old, which contains the data I wish to restore, is still not listed.
    When I select "Restore personal files" it only shows folders associated with FileHistory.

    Thanks for your attention and help, but I am now resigned to copying and pasting the files that I need to restore. I totally yield to the higher power that is Microsoft.

    Again thanks,

    RP
     
    Robert Pat Vaughn, May 16, 2020
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  4. Restore function of File History. How do I do this.

    File History won't work, says insufficient space

    Hi,

    It is possible that the user profiles are also being restored when restoring your files in
    File History. We suggest that you manually choose the files you want to restore. Here are the steps:

    • Go to Control Panel.
    • Search for File History.
    • Click the Restore personal files option on the left pane of your screen.
    • Select the folders you want to restore and then click the restore icon.
    Note: Make sure that you don't copy the duplicated folders listed.

    Feel free to get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
    Jamille Nar, May 16, 2020
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