Windows 10: Windows 10 File History not backing up properly?

Discus and support Windows 10 File History not backing up properly? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So around a month ago I was trying to set up file history in case my PC broke. I had it set to save on an internal HDD that I kept games on and such. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by MattPantser, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 File History not backing up properly?


    So around a month ago I was trying to set up file history in case my PC broke. I had it set to save on an internal HDD that I kept games on and such. I remember it wouldn't work but I couldn't figure out why and I forgot about it. Now I am trying to set it up again and I found out that it did make a copy around that time even though I don't remember it doing so. Figuring that it works now I tried to run it again but I get a message saying that Windows needs to scan and repair my drive, even though it works perfectly. I run the scan tool which took about 15 minutes and now when I press the button to back up it says it is doing it but nothing happens. Does anybody know how I can fix this and make sure it is backing up when I want it to? I don't want it to regularly back up just when I want it to, so I only turn it on when I want to back it up if that helps.

    :)
     
    MattPantser, Sep 27, 2020
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  2. #Jon# Win User

    File History not backing up any files

    Hello Victor

    Thank you for the response. I had already checked that thread, but it hasn't helped me:

    • The thread deals with Windows 8's implementation of File History, which is somewhat different to that of Windows 10.
    • Most of the thread deals with setting up File History (which I have already done, precisely following the recommended steps). The third link in the thread might have been useful since it appears to link to a page that deals with troubleshooting File History
      (as opposed to setting it up), but unfortunately the link is dead.
    Any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
    #Jon#, Sep 27, 2020
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  3. File History does not back up blocked files.

    Hi Philrosenberg,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • Since when are you facing this?
    • Did you make any changes in prior to this issue?
    • Do you get any error message or error code on the screen code?
    As of now I suggest you follow the steps mentioned in the link below.

    What if something goes wrong in File History?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/what-something-goes-wrong-file-history

    Note: Steps for Windows 8.1 are also applicable on Windows 10.

    Please get back to us with a reply so that we can assist you better.
     
    Nachappa C K, Sep 27, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 File History not backing up properly?

    Backing up Windows 10. Error "File history drive cannot save copies of all my files because of limitations with my File History drives file system"

    Hi,

    To assist you better, please answer the below:


    • Did you make any hardware or software changes prior to this issue?

    • What is the anti-virus program installed on your computer?

    • Please provide us a screenshot which shows the error message.
    I suggest you to stop File History service, restart the computer and then set it as Automatic from the services and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Steps:-

    1. Press Windows key + R and openRun command window.

    2. Type services.msc and hit
    Enter.

    3. Right click on File History from the list.

    4. Select Stop. Restart the computer and repeat the first three steps.

    5. Click on Properties and set the set
    Startup type to Automatic.

    6. Click on Apply and
    Ok.

    Also, I suggest you to try the below steps and configure the drive on File History and check if it helps.

    Steps:-

    1. Type File History in the search box, and then tap or click
    File History.

    2. Tap or click Select drive.

    3. On the Select a File History drive page, tap or click your current drive or network location, and then tap or click
    OK.

    Refer the steps given in the below articles and check if it helps:

    File History in Windows

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17128/windows-8-file-history

    Note: This also applies to Windows 10

    Backup and restore your files

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17143/windows-10-back-up-your-files

    Hope it helps. Revert to us with the results, will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohan Babu ER, Sep 27, 2020
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