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  1. Trying to backup PC to external hard drive but file history wont turn on.


    trying to backup PC to external hard drive but File History won't turn on.

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    LARRY LORENZO, Jun 3, 2020
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  2. Rhen Pal Win User

    Windows 10-Reconnect your drive...No longer able to use original USB HDD for File History backups

    Perform these steps to enable backup:

    • Connect an external hard drive to your computer.
    • Next, open the Settings app from your Start Menu.
    • Navigate to Update & Security > Backup.
    • Click or tap the “Add a drive” option under Back up using File History to add an external drive that File History will back up to.
    It’ll list external drives and give you the option to back up to them.

    Regards.
     
    Rhen Pal, Jun 3, 2020
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  3. Remon Ont Win User
    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Jun 3, 2020
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  4. Trying to backup PC to external hard drive but file history wont turn on.

    File History backups from 2 hard drives?

    Hi everybody,

    First time here and I would like to put out a question concerning File History.

    My PC has several hard drives, drive C:\ of course with the OS and programs (M.2 drive) and drive D:\, an SSD for my data, mainly photos. The backups are done to a third, internal 1Tb hard drive.

    I set up File History to include the drive D:\ (added it in the list in settings).

    Now it appears to actually back up the files from drive D:\ - I checked by opening the File History directory on the backup drive!

    When I open File History to try to recover versions of my files I see only the 'normal' places listed (Desktop, Documents, One Drive etc). No trace of my drive D:\.

    What am I missing here? How can I make sure I can recover files from this drive with File History if need be.

    By the way I also tried putting the various folders from drive D:\ into the FH settings list instead (D:\Lightroom etc) of the whole drive - same result.

    Running Windows 10 Pro - latest updates all done!

    I'd appreciate any help here

    Thanks a lot
     
    Fränk Lehnen, Jun 3, 2020
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