Using File History with Intermittent Connection on Laptop

Discus and support Using File History with Intermittent Connection on Laptop in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I sometimes go a day or 2 without turning on my laptop or having an external USB connected. As a result, if i used the new windows 10 File History... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by PencilBoy99, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:33 PM.

  1. PencilBoy99 Win User

    Using File History with Intermittent Connection on Laptop


    I sometimes go a day or 2 without turning on my laptop or having an external USB connected. As a result, if i used the new windows 10 File History backup, windows starts backing up everything to %APPDATA%, so I end up with a giant bloat of copies of my own stuff. File History I think is limited to backing up every 12 hours or something at most

    Is there any way of getting File History not to do this and just wait until I attach the USB drive?

    :)
     
  2. Remon Ont Win User

    Losing internet connection intermittently only on laptop

    Hi Lindamartin,

    For us to know the reason why your laptop is losing internet connection intermittently and how to fix it, we would like to know more information:

    • Have you tried updating your drivers?
    • Did you receive any error messages?

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below and check if it will solve the issue:

    1. Type troubleshooting in the search bar.

    2. Select Troubleshooting.

    3. Select View all on the top left corner.

    4. Click on Internet Connections.

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.

    If the issue persists then follow the below method.

    Method 2:

    We suggest you to update the Network adapters driver from the Device Manager.

    Follow the below steps:

    1. Right click on Start button and click on
    Device Manager.

    2. Expand the
    Network adapters driver from the list.

    3. Right click on the driver and click on
    Update driver Software.

    Post us back with the result.
     
  3. thunderfoot7 Win User
    file history

     
    thunderfoot7, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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  4. Sayan_Ghosh Win User

    Using File History with Intermittent Connection on Laptop

    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.
     
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