Windows 10: w10 file history backup - can it be started other than using "backup automatically" slider?

Discus and support w10 file history backup - can it be started other than using "backup automatically" slider? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I watched a Utube video where the commentator indicated one could periodically backup manually. Does that mean that one slides the subject slider on,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Richspacenuke, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. w10 file history backup - can it be started other than using "backup automatically" slider?


    I watched a Utube video where the commentator indicated one could periodically backup manually. Does that mean that one slides the subject slider on, then goes to options and performs "backup now", then returns slider to the off position? I tried this and it did not change the date of last backup. Is that because the backup frequency set ("hourly" in my case) needs to be changed?

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    Richspacenuke, Sep 8, 2018
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  2. File History does not backup automatically

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing us back.

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:


    • Press Windows key+I.

    • Click on Update and security.

    • On the left pane, click on backup and select on under automatically back up my files.

    • Click on more option under on button.

    • Select every hour (default) under back up my files.

    • Select forever (default) under keep my files.

    Also refer the link below link and check if it helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/set-drive-file-history

    Also work in Windows 10

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, Sep 8, 2018
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  3. Sean8 Win User
    Automatic backup

    I'm trying to setup automatic backup. In windows 7 I have it setup but it doesn't backup everything in that folder it backs up only stuff that was edited which causes confusion. Is there any easier way to automatically backup everything in a single folder to my external hd
     
    Sean8, Sep 8, 2018
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  4. capalbo Win User

    w10 file history backup - can it be started other than using "backup automatically" slider?

    Automatic backup

    RAID as a backup??? Your OS corrupts and you're still still fckd up!!!

    Sean89 - you could consider Microsofy SyncToy (free).

    Backup is a 2-pronged approach.

    There is system backup / imaging that protects you against hardware failure or OS corruption. The Win 7 inbuilt backup is quite good at that. There are other products (more featured) such as Acronis - obviously not free.

    However just a system backup is not enough. It's best to also have a file backup that will protect your user files (files you generate ex. documents) from deletion, overwriting, sudden corruption (MS excel anyone??) etc.

    I use the Win 7 inbuilt backup for system state and Altaro Oops!Backup for file backup. Both products saved my ass a few times but it was the Oops!Backup product that i'm most thankful for!!! I work a lot with docs, photoshop, dreamweaver files etc and since I modify these files on a daily basis I always want to have the latest version of the files backed up - Altaro Oops!Backup Continuous Data Protection does that for me.

    Acronis - Acronis
    Altaro Oops!Backup - Backup Software for Hyper-V & VMware | Altaro
     
    capalbo, Sep 8, 2018
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