Windows 10: Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to

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  1. JMacRL Win User

    Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to


    Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to, its only backing up part of the specified folders. I want it to backup my entire C drive which is where all my files are, but it doesn't do that. I'm using a 1TB Seagate
    external Drive.

    :)
     
    JMacRL, Jul 11, 2017
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  2. subsci Win User

    File History does not backup all files

    As I understand File History, one can specify additional folders to backup. These folders are not being backed up. Why? Is it because the folder contains the wrong file type? How about answering how to make File History work, rather than Windows 7
    backup (which is great to have on Windows 10)?
     
    subsci, Jul 11, 2017
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  3. Kadeo26 Win User
    File History won't exclude folders

    Hi Vincenzo

    I have followed that procedure and it worked for me on the first new backup

    I will now try a second backup

    The second backup excluded the requested folders as specified

    On subsequent test backups:

    I also had to delete the File History folder for any folder that I removed from the exclusion list using the classic dialog otherwise File History kept backing it up

    I had to use the modern dialog to add a folder to File History backup

    So far, so good

    Thanks
     
    Kadeo26, Jul 11, 2017
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  4. Eagle51 Win User

    Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to

    First, You shouldn't use File History to backup your C: drive. File History is usually just for backing up your documents, photos, music, etc. You should use something like Macrium Refelect Free (Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free) to make an image backup of your c: drive ... but to each his own *Smile

    You told it to backup C:\ then you excluded C:\ ... You need to point it the exact folder.
    Backup
    C:\
    Exclude
    C:\Users

    Note: If your going to backup the C: drive you don't need to backup Program Files(x86) as well.
     
    Eagle51, Jul 11, 2017
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  5. JMacRL Win User
    Thanks i guess ill just use this program then it looks alot easier!
     
    JMacRL, Jul 11, 2017
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  6. JMacRL Win User
    How do i delete this thread
     
    JMacRL, Jul 11, 2017
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  7. RolandJS Win User
    Leave the thread be, other folks, newbies, will learn what you learned, and thank you for posting your experience *Smile
     
    RolandJS, Apr 5, 2018
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