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Discus and support Windows 10 Backup question: in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; In my previous life as a Windows 7 user I had used Syncback to mirror my two external hard drives at the end of each week, this meant that I always had... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Mehal, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Mehal Win User

    Windows 10 Backup question:


    In my previous life as a Windows 7 user I had used Syncback to mirror my two external hard drives at the end of each week, this meant that I always had a drive that was being used for my work and a drive that retained my almost up to date files. Now that I have moved to Windows 10 I see that there is a an option to configure a weekly backup, but I am unsure whether this can be set up to use external drive "A" as the source and external drive "B" as the destination. My "C" Drive has always only ever been used to hold my programme and system files, and I work purely on external drives. If of course this is not possible I will just continue to use Syncback to mirror my two drives as I did previously. One other question. Where will I find my Windows 10 version number? Thank you and I await in anticipation for any comments on my backup dilemma.

    :)
     
    Mehal, Aug 11, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 11, 2021
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  3. Scrizz Win User
    Windows 10

    no, you can't go back..
    I suggest creating a backup image of your os drive
     
    Scrizz, Aug 11, 2021
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  4. Bokenzhe Win User

    Windows 10 Backup question:

    Backup Issue - Microsoft 10 - Cannot perform initial backup

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    My backup stubbornly refuses to run. I can't run the initial backup, therefore the file history backups don't run either. This has been an ongoing problem for quite some time. Suggestions I've received have not worked so far. Following is the problem
    and the failed resolution attempts:

    • I get this message from the Event Log:

    Unable to scan user libraries for changes and perform backup of modified files for configuration C:\Users\Papa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Event ID - 201

    Level: Error

    User - System

    *** ---- There is no config file at this directory location. The contents of the location are:

    catalog1

    catalog2

    config1

    config2

    • In another thread from July, someone suggested checking a particular service (I forget the name just now) is running. It is.

    • Two days ago a Microsoft employee suggested the following steps. These steps resulted in no change, still no backup:


    KA

    Karthicka_R replied on


    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to start and stop the services “Windows backup” and “volume shadow copy” and check if it helps.

    • Press “Windows+R” and in the run command box type “services. MSc”.
    • Search for the service “Windows Backup” double click on it and check whether the service is started or not, click on “OK” button. I suggest you to stop and start the service again.
    • Once done again search for the service “Volume shadow copy” double click on it and check whether the service is started or not. I suggest you to stop and start the service again, click on “OK” button and
      check whether you can perform backup successfully.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.



    • I performed these steps multiple times. The backup still crashes, with the same error message. In addition I collected the following error message, but only one time:

    Unable to start a backup cycle for configuration C:\Users\Papa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Event ID: 200

    • Can anyone help me with this stubborn problem?

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Bokenzhe, Aug 11, 2021
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