Windows 10: system image and file history

Discus and support system image and file history in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have two computers running windows 10 can I store a system image and file history for each computer on a single portable hard drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by lizzy ann yb, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. system image and file history


    I have two computers running windows 10

    can I store a system image and file history for each computer on a single portable hard drive

    :)
     
    lizzy ann yb, Nov 23, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 System Image & File History

    Hi Darren,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    Share this information to assist you better.

    • What is the complete error message you get?
    As you are saying system image and file history still appear to be broken as they were in Windows 8.1.

    I suggest you to Run system file checker (SFC) and see if it helps. Please follow these steps:

    a. Press Windows + X keys and click
    command prompt (admin).


    b. Type the following command in command prompt and press Enter.

    sfc /scannow

    System file checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution. Please get back to us with the above information in order to assist you accordingly.

    For further assistance, you can post your query in Microsoft Community.

    Thank you.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Nov 23, 2019
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  3. File History Physical Connected But Not Electronic

    Hello Candun,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    From the description provided, I understand that File History is not recognizing the external USB expansion drive, even though the drive had worked initially and it was behaving normally in File Explorer.

    This issue may occur if any of the backup in the drive you are backing up is corrupted or the library is corrupted.

    Please follow the below suggested methods and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Method 1

    1. Open File History and click Select Drive. Select a different drive other than the one that is failing to be recognized. you can consider adding an extra internal HDD to your PC in this situation.

    2. Go to the external USB drive that wasn't being recognised, find the File History folder and rename it to "File History.old" or delete it.

    3. Go to your C:\Users\your user folder\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows, find the File History folder and rename it "File History.old" or delete it.

    4. Re-open File History, click Select drive and select the original USB drive that was not being recognised. The drive should now set up normally and start operating.

    5. Delete the File History folder on the drive used in step 1

    Method 2

    This issue may happen due to system file corruption. I suggest you to run System file checker. System File checker (SFC) scan is done to check if there are any corrupted system files that could be causing this issue. Kindly follow
    the below given steps:


    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Command prompt (Admin) to bring up elevated Command prompt.

    • In Command prompt type
      sfc/scannow
      and press enter.
    • Restart the computer.
    If no corrupted system files were found in the previous state, then I suggest you to try the following steps to employ the DISM command lines:


    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.

    • In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


    • Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.
    Also refer: What if something goes wrong in File History?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-something-goes-wrong-file-history

    (Note: Applies to windows 10)

    Hope the above information was helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Nov 23, 2019
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  4. system image and file history

    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, Nov 23, 2019
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