Windows 10: Using File History to Back Up a One Drive Folder

Discus and support Using File History to Back Up a One Drive Folder in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Is it possible to use File History to back up a OneDrive folder to a local network drive? Please note that I am >>not<< asking about using a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Mark Olbert, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Using File History to Back Up a One Drive Folder


    Is it possible to use File History to back up a OneDrive folder to a local network drive?


    Please note that I am >>not<< asking about using a OneDrive folder as the >>target<< of the backup. I want to make a local backup of a OneDrive folder on a local server.


    When I try to add a OneDrive folder to the "Back up these folders" list via Backup Options, I can navigate to, and select, the OneDrive folder. But it doesn't appear after I click Choose This Folder.


    I'm running Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, all the latest patches and updates installed.

    :)
     
    Mark Olbert, Feb 12, 2019
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  2. How to remove folders from File History


    • I had the same problem, and I solved in this way:
      Control Panel -> System and Security-> File History -> Turn off
      Settings -> Update & Security -> Backup -> More options -> Stop using this drive
      Delete the File History folder in your external drive.
      Start using File History again.
      After performing these steps, I can easily add folders to "Excluded Folders" and they remain excluded. I checked in the actual files and folders saved on the external disk, and it works.
      I did not modify the default settings about how often and how long backup is saved, File History is working ok now. So I guess it is important to click "Stop using this drive" in order to reset File History.
      Hope this will be helpful
     
    mila parker, Feb 12, 2019
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    ALN Win User
    How to remove folders from File History


    That did it - Thank you Mila!
     
  4. Using File History to Back Up a One Drive Folder

    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, Feb 12, 2019
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