Windows 10: Restore history files

Discus and support Restore history files in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; i have tried to restore my files after it was refreshed. my history files say no files found. i tried to open the file but the open button is dark and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AnnieFisher1, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:12 AM.

  1. Restore history files


    i have tried to restore my files after it was refreshed. my history files say no files found. i tried to open the file but the open button is dark and won't work. i asked cortana and virtal assist with success. how do i get my files back? i have windows 10 for over 2 years... where are my files does anyone know the answer to this dilemna?

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  2. 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, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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  3. 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.
     
  4. Restore history files

    File History on/off status issues

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Are you able to access your missing Email files on Web mail?
    2. Which drive was selected to set up your back up on file history?



    Probably the files might have been deleted when you perform the cleanup operation.

    However, you may try the suggested steps to recover files from file History.



    Restore files from File History

    You may also refer this

    Video link
    for more information regarding restoring files.



    Hope it helps.

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
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