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Q: No log records available from file history executions

Turned on file history. Initial backup successful, and files are being backed up per configuration. Trying to look at event log for file history and there are no records. What needs to be done to see file history records in the event log?

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Preferred Solution: No log records available from file history executions

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I had started a thread earlier here, called "Cannot change name of New Folder. Can't add Search Provider".

Well, I reset the system to a System Restore that was quite old, and the renaming of folders problem seems to have gone away (at least for now). However, what is really bothering me is that IE11 is keeping track of every file I open on my computer, and when I click on the entry in History, it opens the file!

I have disconnected the computer from the internet, but desperately need help in terms of what to do!!!
 

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Another doubt I have is:

I have a form to register applicants data. In it, there are the fields:

Candidate_Id
Candidate_Name
Candidate Address

and with the Candidate_Id filled in, it opens other tables concerning Professional Experiences, Literary Abilities and other Abilities.
What I need to know is how can I get to know if any of these data (including address, other abilities and others) been altered and how to list that. OR how to present a report or something of the last change for all the candidates.

Thank you
 

A:Keeping history of records

That is a pretty common issue with small databases that become more and more important...

Depending on how detailed you need to be, you could narrow it down to one to two fields: a date field to note the date of changes, and a text field that could indicate which information changed.

Bottom line is that it is something you have to create yourself.

MBN
 

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Is there a way to disable this?
Recording history in an "InPrivate" window seems like a contradiction in terms, no?

A:Edge records history InPrivate mode

Well, that is rather interesting observation.

Did you observe that during your browsing or after you're done? Please post the screen!

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A bit of a strange question.
The problem... file history works well but if the C drive is restored to an earlier point (using disk imaging software), it is then out of step with the File History data located on an external drive or network.
Example.
File history has run for 20 days. The C drive is restored back via a disk image to day 15. File History resumes normally
but now the File History user interface shows dates only up to day 15 and then commences a new history starting at the current date. The File History from days 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20
although still present as readable files in the History location are not recognised by the File History user interface. What this means is that files from the dates the restore has 'skipped' must be browsed for manually and then copied
conventionally to their original location.
If there is a single 'data' file or .xml file that Windows uses then I wondered whether it would be possible to modify/replace/restore that file from the last time history ran (by saving that file before restoring via a disk image and transplanting
it back into the restored image). Hope that makes sense.
The question therefore is whether such a file exists and if so where ?



   

A:File History. Where is the Windows File History log location on the C drive ?

Hi?
"File History. Where is the Windows File History log location on the C drive ?"
Do you mean the event log for file history? We can usually find the log under event viewer\Windows Logs or Applications and Services Logs\Microsof\Windows\FileHistory-associated items.
According to your test, I manually create file history in my test machine and try to find the time stamp file associated to the file history file but in vain, I placed the edb and xml file under "FileHistory"\"MyPcname"\"Configuration"folderwith
another copy, but the change can not be recognized by the FileHistory user interface.
So I'm afraid that we need to manually copy the files to a destination.
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Microsoft Security Essentials updates arrive once or twice a day. This is good. What is not good is a that a record of these updates fills up the History List of Windows Update making it inconvenient when trying to check on other Windows Updates. Is there a way of looking at the Windows Update History without displaying all these Security Essentials updates?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials update records fill up Windows Update History list.

No response here, so this post transferred to the Miscellaneous Forum where it was answered.

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Actually I'm trying to do exactly what is proposed here, and file history is not behaving as expected. I restored a full image I took a few months ago, which worked great. When I tried to restore the intervening file history, though, it only sees the three month old restore point, and gives me no option to restore the more recent files I can see are on the history drive. I could move them by hand but they now have the dates appended to the file names, and it will be a huge task.

Any ideas to get file history to see the more recent files on the history drive?

A:get file history to see more recent files on history drive

When you restored File History lost the cross references for the newer "changes". You can only do it manually, All you have to do is go to the last known or good date in File History's files and use copy & replace. If you have 7Zip you can even set it up in dual panel to navigate easier.:

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I would like to be able to execute a batch script as users log off a windows 98 system. I know that there are many ways of executing a program as users log on, however the way my script works it would be most effective if it ran as the user logged off.
Any ideas are welcome, thanks
 

A:log off executions

Welcome to the board mdrool

You had a reply to your original thread below.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=28233

[Edited by EAFiedler on 03-12-2001 at 02:31 AM]
 

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Hello guys,

I googled for these symptoms everywhere but could not find anything.
I would deeply appreciate any help I could get on this.
It all started 2 days ago, I turned my PC usually and proceeded to work. I have a habit of looking at task manager every several minutes, just to make sure of things. So I saw several copies of Winlogon.exe Normally that would not be a problem, but I am not running several user accounts on this PC and therefore I did not expect to see several winlogon.exe-s. Well, I let it slip and the next thing I know there are 130 Winlogon.exe running.
I rolled system 2 days back but the same thing happened. At some point (around 200 proccesses) winlogons crash and leave only 4-5 of them hanging in process list.
As I found out the day after, not only winlogon.exe is affected. Same happens when I run firefox. It took me 20 minutes to get on the forum alone. Right now all winlogon.exe-s died but i have around 70 firefox.exe running, but only 1 actual browser window. I can see which one of those is actual browser window because I can see proportionally more memory that it is using. When I started up firefox they kept spawning around up to 150 copies and then started crashing.

I am attaching the copy of dxdiag.

Please advise on this, I could just reinstall windows, but I am very interested what might cause this behavior.

Thanks to all that care. I'm like a biology professor looking at these multiplying:))

A:Multiple executions

Have you tried scanning for viruses / malware?

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Hi there.

I have a file with a unique id in the first 30 characters.

I want to identify duplicate records in a file that may have two of the same unique ids in the file.

Can someone help with this.???

so im thinking something like:

sort -u | ?? > duplicate_ids.log

thanks in advance.
p.s what would be even more handy would be if I can enter a range of field positions in the file that I want checked, so for an example say I want field 10 to 35 checked for dups, I would enter:

script.ksh 10 35
 

A:Duplicate Records in unix file

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Lately when I have tried to open an installation EXE for a vocaloid, it would execute the file over and over again (confirmed by checking the processes in the windows task manager). It started once I downloaded Daemon Tools Lite and I have since then deleted that and the vocaloid installation. I think that may have fixed the problem but I would still like to see if there are any lingering problems that may pop up later on.
Also, I am pretty sure I have access to a windows Boot CD but I am not 100% sure.

DDS:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Mclaine at 17:37:48.94 on 20/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.2.1033.18.3838.1698 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Loc... Read more

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Hello TSG Development----

THANKS for your advise, time, and help!!!!

It's been a long time since I have done DOS Batch file development and I cannot remember if the following can even be done with a DOS BATCH command line.

The problem solution is probably simple:

What DOS command line logic is required to prefix a string to records on a file.​
And, this is where my rememberance of DOS command line falls short----How to get the string, any string added to the front of each record on a filename.txt file.
DETAILS:​
The concept is to RENAME files using a pattern matching type technique, using the full filename (>8.3), a filename that contains a SPACE character as part of the filename, and in batch.

The following processes have been reviewed and many work as required, but the ones that do work as required do not allow full batch execution of the process to rename the files as required.

REVIEWED RENAMERS​
-4A RENAME
ANT RENAMER
AF5 Rename
ARen
BATCH RENAMER
BATCH FILE
RENAMER
BETTER FILE RENAMER
BULK FILE RENAMER
D-FILEMU
D3v2
EXIFREN
FILE RENAMER(PC or MAC)
FREN2005
LUPAS RENAME 2000
RENAME-IT
RENAMEALL
RENAMIT
RENAMESTAR
SIREN
SPACE-B-GONE
WITRENAMER​
Tried using the following CHOICE command to create a bat file to be executed recusivley with the full filename, plus a SPACE in the filename. However, using the following CHOICE command on a filename that contains a SPACE will create the output file, but the CHOICE command n... Read more

A:DOS Batch-add a string to the front of records on a file.

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Hello,
how can i add a new record between two existing recorfs in access 2003 ?

thank you in advance
 

A:add a new records between two existing records in Access 2003

Sorry I do not understand your question, in what way will the record be "Between" 2 other records?
 

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These popups are occurring about once a day. They have various names, and Google searches on the DLL names are returning no items. SpyBot appears to believe that I'm clean, as does SuperAntiSpyware. Funny thing - neither SpyBot nor SuperAntiSpyware start automatically upon startup any longer (this has me worried...)

Per Windows Update instructions, I recently updated to IE 8. This may/may not (probably!) was around the time the popup began occurring, but better to be safe than sorry.

Another issue I've encountered recently, around the same time frame, is that my SigmaTel C-Major Audio card has stopped working. Device Manager seems to think it's functioning properly. I've tried disabling/re-enabling it, as well as shutting down/starting up the system. No help. I've tried using the WIndows troubleshooting tool to help fix it. Nada.

One other thing that happened around the same time that's probably unrelated - I stopped receiving email notifications from Facebook (stop laughing.) No settings were changed.

Any help on any of my crap would be appreciated.
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by jnnadmin at 10:11:14.62 on Sun 05/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1270.539 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:I'm receiving many messages that certain DLL executions are failing.

Hi Quintin,

My name is Syler and I will be helping you to clean your computer, please give me some time
to look over your logs and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks

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Last week my system got significantly slower.  Task Mgr shows a lot of "dllhost.exe" tasks running, stealing all my memory, and dramatically slowing my system.  Since then Norton has reported multiple virus attacks being stopped.
 
How can I fix this?

A:dllhost.exe multiple executions taking all my memory

Welcome aboard  It looks like Powerliks malware.It'll require elevated help. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hi,

I got a new laptop with Windows Vista back in March. It's the first time I've properly/regularly used the OS, and I noticed that instead of visually graphing the Page File usage as it does in XP, it does this for the Physical Memory. Is there any particular reason for this, does Vista make less use of virtual memory and more use of physical memory in contrast to XP?

The laptop has 4 GB of RAM. This desktop (the XP machine I have) has 2 GB of RAM.

Thanks.

A:Vista records physical memory instead of page file usage?

PF usage in xp doesn't represent the paging file. Memory is virtualized, so virtual memory is both physical ram and paging file.

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ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

I just did a 2 pass overwrite of my entire HDD using copywipe, but yet Easus is still finding over 60,000 + NTFS file records and near 4,000 files identified?

Why didn't the overwrite erase this data? I don't understand - I've been at this for a whole day now. I literally formatted, booted from a usb and ran copywipe, did a 2 pass overwrite, and reinstalled windows.

How do I get rid of these NTFS file records?

I'm looking through my RAW recovered files and it's still all there...

Edit: I just started to run Easus, and the numbers keep going up and up... WTF.

A:Data Recovery/Overwriting : NTFS File Records? (Screenshots...)

How long did it take CopyWipe to (allegedly) erase your HD? I can only guess that it simply didn't work as advertised.

I'm also a bit confused how you can be checking the drive for deleted data when you've already reinstalled Windows on it...

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We're having difficulty with a large data file of 4 million records in Access 2000. We can't delete records after it has been linked. Also, when opening an unlinked database, it automatically links it.

error: operation not supported by this ISAM.
 

A:Access 2000: Can't Delete Records in Large Data File

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Hi,
I'm new to ATA and started testing it in our domain. ATA reports DNS recon and I tried running wmic and psexec commands as decribed in the ATA playbook:
wmic /node:dc1 process call create ?net user /add InsertedUser pa$$w0rd1?
psexec \\dc1 -accepteula net localgroup ?Administrators? InsertedUser /add
For both I get an access denied (which is correct for the user I'm testing with). Shouldn't those tries also get reported in ATA? I don't see any message so far for those attempts.

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Can someone help me find a Windows(XP)-based program that I can use to delete records from text-delimited flatfile using a file of email addresses?

Actually, it could be a text-delimited, CSV or an XLS spreadsheet - I can put the data in several formats.

Problem:

I bought a list of several thousand "opt-in" email addresses, but had about 40% of them bounce. I also had a few request "opt-out". The task of deleting the individual records is staggering without a helper!

My background is a mainframe systems analyst. The only PC-based programming language I became good at was compiled (4.5 or 7.1) BASIC. I sure hate to have to try to find my BASIC compiler, re-install it (if the diskettes could even be read!) and write a program from scratch.

I have created a flatfile containing a list of all the "bounces" and "remove me" email addresses (8K+ records!) and need to use it as a "driver" to find the records in the flatfile and eliminate them.

If anyone can help... THANKS!

Sam SoRelle
[email protected]

SSI Texas
SacoTech LLC
SANS Global LLC
Houston Texas USA
 

A:How to Delete Records From Text-delimited Flatfile Using a File of Email Addresses

I could write a Bash script in a couple of minutes to do it but that would require you to run Linux.
 

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So I opened an Office Writer attachment (.odt) from an email and made edits to that document. I hit save but not save as.Tried to open the file the next day but it got deleted. I did some research and realized that was stupid and looked everywhere for advice. So I've gone into temporary internet files folder and I cant find it there. I had deleteted my internet browser history yesterday. Following some random advice on the internet I tried to restore my browsing history by downloading som index.dat reader. Needless to say I am so completely lost. I just need to know if its even possible to recover it. Im willing to goto any computer shop and pay whatever it cost at this point. Oh and the exact message I'm getting is:

C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Window\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content\poli352a[1].odt does not exist
 

A:Need a file from temp internet file but I accidently deleted browsing history

First, download the free Process Explorer.

Run Process Explorer.

Open your e-mail program (mine is Outlook Express).

Open your e-mail message.

Open your attachment (Office Writer attachment (.odt)).

Inside Process Explorer, right-click the new process (from the application used to open that attachment).

Select Properties...

Select the Image tab.

Look inside the Command line bar.

You'll see the exact path to the temporary folder created for the attachment.

Make sure to check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected system files" in Folder Options.

Only copy the part from C:\Users to Content.IE5.

Note: a new folder number is created each time you open an attachment (e.g. IGSDF94V)

Example:

"C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\WINWORD.EXE" "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IGSDF94V\Example.docx"

Paste that path inside the My Computer address bar and click OK.

You'll have to look inside each folder manually for the name of your document. The folder number will be different from the one you're seeing inside the Command line bar in Process Explorer.

Do not run a Search. Look very carefully inside each folder. It should be there!
 

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Hello,
I have an 82GB .vhdx file (a File History Backup) on a portable HDD. I want to get some lost photos from it.

There are a few issues though.

1. It's a backup of a motherboard that no longer works. (An old computer of mine) The M/B has been disposed of.

2. I have the model number of the board.

3. A computer tech said that if I can get the same working board a can build a temporary PC to extract the data from the drive.

4. It's an old board that's not available or even sold second hand on eBay or Gumtree.

5. I am using Windows 10/1903 Home

Are there any other options available? I have tried one where you try to trick a fresh Windows 10 installation on a computer to restore from it , but I couldn't get it to work.

Thanks for reading.
Chris (Qld Aust.)

Below is my main daily computer, I have a newer own build PC and a Sony laptop

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16267 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (289 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (737 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H87M-D3H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi

So today I was running a quick scan with my anti-virus/malware software (Bt Netprotect + in association with McAfee) and happened to glance at the screen to see this:

The file being scanned was labelled Rootkit
The quick scan was 99% complete
0 issues had been detected
0 issues has been fixed
My computer was secure, no action required. (according to the software)

The scan was taking quite a while over this mystery rootkit file, leading me to become obviously concerned.

FYI, no viral symptoms have been noticed in the hour or two after I first noticed this file in the scan. I've checked running processes, installed programs, run Ccleaner and multiple custom and complete virus scans using McAfee. I also searched the registry using regedit for any instances of 'bootrecord', although I didn't really know what the 3 returned items meant because I don't know what I'm doing in the registry - which is why i quit regedit and left it alone after that!

Nothing so far suggests I have an infection except the name, the file scan length and one other thing...

McAfee returns a result in its system scans which has led to much confusion in the past. I intend to also post this on to the McAfee community to try and determine exactly what they mean by it, but so far I'll just tell you what I know.

At the end of a scan of critical system files McAfee with return a result for 'Boot Records'. As I understand it this is likely linked to boot sectors, perhaps logging t... Read more

A:Large file named 'Rootkit' scanned with anti-virus. 4 boot records

Additional information:

Just remembered that recently my facebook account was in some was compromised. I discovered one morning a vulgar message left on my wall that I certainly didn't write.

The nature of the message led me to believe that it was someone I know however (one of my 'friends').

I'm doubtful that my account would have been accessed simply through another device being left logged, mainly because I only use two devices to sign in (this laptop and my phone) both of which were nowhere near the main bulk of people I know at the time.

I do know friends studying computer programming courses, if that helps.

I'm highly doubtful they'd have anything to do with a rootkit though

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having major issues!!! i just built a new computer and installed XP pro SP2 and is running abnormally slow. i ran a diags on the seagate hdd and got a index and metadata file record error on the NTFS partition. Does any1 know if this a hardware or software problem. if its a hdd problem i will take it back to the shop and get it replaced (hopefully).

If this is a software problem does any1 know how to fix it, and if so is this what is making my computer run slow

Don't know much about computers, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks guys, Emilee
 

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Ok, I don't know how I did it but I got both Windows 7 File Recovery and Windows 8 File History active at the same time. I upgraded from Win 7 to 8 Pro and transferred settings so win 7 file recovery was already active, when I tried to turn on win 8 file recovery I got a message saying I cant because win 7 FR was active. So I deactivated win 7 FR then activated win 8 FR, for giggles I went back and turned on win 7 FR and it worked. Now I have both active, from what I have read this was not possible. Did I break my OS or am I just lucky? thoughts?
Th

A:Windows 7 File Recovery and File History Both Active

Hello Kybreos,

To be specific, you cannot have the Windows 7 File Recovery (Windows Backup) "schedule" turned on and be able to use File History.

You will be able to manually create backups and still use File History at the same time.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,
I have an 82GB .vhdx file (a File History Backup) on a portable HDD. I want to get some lost photos from it.

There are a few issues though.

1. It's a backup of a motherboard that no longer works. (An old computer of mine) The M/B has been disposed of.

2. I have the model number of the board.

3. A computer tech said that if I can get the same working board a can build a temporary PC to extract the data from the drive.

4. It's an old board that's not available or even sold second hand on eBay or Gumtree.

5. I am using Windows 10/1903 Home

Are there any other options available? I have tried one where you try to trick a fresh Windows 10 installation on a computer to restore from it , but I couldn't get it to work.

Thanks for reading.
Chris (Qld Aust.)

Below is my main daily computer, I have a newer own build PC and a Sony laptop

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16267 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (289 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (737 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H87M-D3H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello,

I backup my data from my Windows 8 computer to an external hard drive regularly using File History but I also transfer some of this data to several other computers with various operating systems (Windows 7 & Ubuntu being the primary ones) and I noticed that, while it is simple to restore/transfer files to Windows 8 computers through the File History menu, on these other operating system one is forced to navigate to the folders on the drive and copy the files over.
This wouldn't be a problem except that all the files saved with File History have a long time stamp appended to their file names.

Is there any way to disable this feature? I don't care so much about having to copy the files manually to other operating systems as I do having to rename them all after doing so.

Thanks for any assistance!

A:Disabling File History File Name Timestamps

Hello thesolis,

If you like, you could restore the files directly to any location you like from within File History instead without the timestamp being included in the file name.

File History - Restore Previous File Versions in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Gang!

In Windows 8.0 File History, it had the nasty habit of duplicating your library files on your backup ( in my case, my external USB backup drive ( Replica 2 Terabyte ). By DUPLICATING, I mean they get copied over and over and over again... This happens to ALL of them, even though you have not touched the majority of them for YEARS. (File History is suppose to copy them over the FIRST time, then copy a new copy with a new name (old name plus date) if you edit the file in any way). I turned of file indexing on ALL my drives, except my C: drive, to see if that would stop it ( this is recommended in many threads on other sites ).

I thought, ok.. maybe they fixed this in 8.1. No dice. It just started up again.... sigh....

Just thought I'd let you know. If anyone knows of a fix or cure for this abhorent behavior, please let us know.

Thanks!

A:Windows 8.1 File History File Duplication

Originally Posted by Tinkerdog


Hi Gang!

In Windows 8.0 File History, it had the nasty habit of duplicating your library files on your backup ( in my case, my external USB backup drive ( Replica 2 Terabyte ). By DUPLICATING, I mean they get copied over and over and over again... This happens to ALL of them, even though you have not touched the majority of them for YEARS. (File History is suppose to copy them over the FIRST time, then copy a new copy with a new name (old name plus date) if you edit the file in any way). I turned of file indexing on ALL my drives, except my C: drive, to see if that would stop it ( this is recommended in many threads on other sites ).

I thought, ok.. maybe they fixed this in 8.1. No dice. It just started up again.... sigh....

Just thought I'd let you know. If anyone knows of a fix or cure for this abhorent behavior, please let us know.

Thanks!



Is ANYONE here having the file duplication problem in File History on an external USB drive?

thanks!

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I created a image file in file history.
I wanted to restore it to another laptop of same size and I got an error concerning the drives did not match the image file.
from what I can tell the question that I answered was restore the drives concerning windows operation.
on the laptop that I was going to restore it to had about four more drives. since I had done an upgrade in the beginning I figured that they were from windows 7 or 8.1
I could not did not see a place to add exclusions to list the drives and also in disk mgmt. some do not have drive letters to even identify them.
any thoughts on were I can get more instructions on file history operation or what I might do?
Thank You
Shipinomore

A:File History Image File

RE : I created a image file in file history. I wanted to restore it to another laptop of same size and I got an error concerning the drives did not match the image file.

Using Win 10 built-in File History to create System Image file in computer A can NOT be used on another computer.
Does not work that way. Sorry.
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Please wait a bit and many members will introduce you to their "de facto " macrium reflect.
They will also help you solving the rest of the problem.

Good luck.

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Hi everyone. I have been using file history on Windows 10. It is very unpredictable. File history is backing up to external drive, but it has coupled the entire "C" drive. In file explorer I have two "G" drives. I thought it only backup recent files not duplicate the drive. Am I doing something wrong? Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

A:File History

I run File History. When it initially runs it will copy ALL your Documents, Music and Pictures over to the chosen location unless you deliberately use the advanced options to exclude them. From that point on only files that see any changes are copied again, or new additions of course.

When you view File History you will see these changes in easy to assimilate date and time form.

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Hi All,

First post. Just got my new Dell XPS 27 touch with Windows 8 preloaded. I am looking to make use of 'File History' within Windows 8 in order to back up all my files, music, photo's, etc. My question is, if I use File History to back up my files on my external harddrive and continue with this in order to create auto back ups, can I then plug my external harddrive into my laptop running XP and copy the files onto that? Or are the files only able to be extracted onto a computer running Windows 8?

Thanks Guys.

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If I've enabled File History, will it allow restoration of my files if the system hard drive fails, and I buy a new drive and re install Windows on it?

Thanks

A:File History

I backed up my files from the preview and upgraded to the full version of Windows 8 yesterday. I haven't been able to restore using the File History application, and I have thousands of files, so it would take too much time to remove the date tags from the filenames on my backup drive (as it's messing up all paths). Hopefully there's a fix!

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Hi everyone. I have been using file history on Windows 10. It is very unpredictable. File history is backing up to external drive, but it has coupled the entire "C" drive. In file explorer I have two "G" drives. I thought it only backup recent files not duplicate the drive. Am I doing something wrong? Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

A:File History

I run File History. When it initially runs it will copy ALL your Documents, Music and Pictures over to the chosen location unless you deliberately use the advanced options to exclude them. From that point on only files that see any changes are copied again, or new additions of course.

When you view File History you will see these changes in easy to assimilate date and time form.

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I was told that this feature can cause.
It appears on the surface to be a good away to keep track of your files. If you insert a 4 GB flash drive and check it in a month, or use it before that, do you find any substance to what I was told about it?

A:Win File History

Hello Peter,

I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to ask. Could you clarify more?

File History in Windows 8 is an improved version of the "Previous Versions" feature from Vista and Windows 7. A 4GB USB flash drive would not be large enough to use for this. You would need a hard drive instead.

File History - How to Use in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi, I've turned File History on using the default setting & requesting daily updates. I've selected my External Drive and all is working as it should. However the bit I can't grasp concerns the method of back-up. Is it incremental or a complete new back-up each day? Secondly, I've allowed the default 5% of the external drive for the back-up; what happens when this is exhausted? Does it request more space or does it overwrite the earlier back-ups.
I expect a number of you will know the answer, so thank you in advance.
Yorky.

A:File History.

Hello Yorky,

File History periodically (by default every hour) scans the file system for changes and copies changed files to another location. Every time any of your personal files has changed, its copy will be stored on a dedicated, external storage device selected by you. So basically, it's an incremental backup.

File History - How to Use in Windows 8

For how long these saved files (file history) are kept, depends on what you set in "Advanced Settings" below. By default, they are kept forever, and will request more space when it runs out.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hi,
I would like to know if file history can backup the %appdata% by default or should I configure it first

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So a few weeks ago I enabled File History on my work laptop and have it backing up to my external drive. I have about 3GB worth of data in my profile and today I ran out of storage. I went to look at my File History and basically it has backed up my profile data daily regardless of whether I had made a change to the file or not. I don't see anywhere in the settings where you can choose to only do changed files and I believe that's what it's supposed to do anyway. I've had to delete all but recent files in order to make space because the minimum choice of 1 month wasn't enough to match any files.

Anyone know of any hidden settings or tricks to get it to only backup changed files?

A:File History bug?

You are correct, it's only supposed to grab any files whose NTFS change journal has been modified since the last time it has run. If it's changed, it copies the file again and puts a timestamp into the file name. Any chance you have some utility or something that is somehow modifying that change journal on a daily basis

I've played with this tool a bunch, but it's very rudimentary. For example, if you rename a file, it's not linked in any way to the old file. And if you delete the original and recreate the original file again, it ties them together.

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Hello

I've used Windows 8 File History for awhile to backup my laptop to my server. In the last few months, it simply stopped working. It's on (enabled) and it says the last history was done 5/21/2013. If I click "Run now", it seems to run for a few seconds, then completes (no messages other than the small status saying it's running at that time) and still says last history was done 5/21/2013.

I checked the logs and there's only one error: it says there's a specific document file on my desktop it can't backup. It gives no further explanation. It just says it will no longer attempt to backup that file again unless it changes. I can open the file and attempt the backup again and just get the same anonymous error. In either case, the backup does nothing. If I don't edit file file, the backup (history) will run ever so briefly and then not exhibit any errors.

I turned off file history and turned it back on and got the same results.

So, how do I get this to work?

EDIT: well I found out that it's having trouble writing to the shared drive. It didn't report that as an error, so it took me awhile to find it. It would be nice if Windows 8 File History said a little something about the history failing due to inability to write a share.

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Can anyone advise me how to treat 'file history'? I keep getting messages saying my file history drive is not connected...Should I get a Zip drive to store file history, as I probably don't have enough storage space on my hard drive??

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I know that I.E.5.5 has an easily available record of history of sites you have visited,but where is AOL`s history?.In the preferences screen,you can delete your history trail,but is there a file somewhere that has a history something similar to internet explorer?.
 

A:Where is the history log/file of my AOL?

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Hi.
Hope I have posted this in the correct forum - I could not find a 'Backup & Restore' page.

I have just purchased a NAS drive and I am going to enable Windows 10 to backup to this using File History.

My question is, how does windows store these files?

For example, could I look at these files and access them from my NAS drive or are they backed up in the same way as a system image (and only accessible from the File History application)?

Many thanks
Chris

A:File History

You can look at them direct if you want to. The current versions are stored in

<Drivename>:\FileHistory\<User name>\<Computer Name>\<Backed up Drive>\Users\<User>\Whatever

so for example my OneDrive documents (which I store on D drive are stored in)

G:\FileHistory\Hali\HALI-WIN10\Data\D\Users\Hali\OneDrive\Documents

Old versions of files are in (I think)

[I]<Drivename>:\FileHistory\<User name>\<Computer Name>\Data\$OF\<Some random rumber>\<some random file.dat[\I]

Easier to use the File History GUI though IMO

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Hi,
Please anybody can advise me how to  only include my documents, pictures in   file history  backup. I want to exclude all other folders from file history back up. I wan to take the back up of  just my documents and pictures.
I am using windows 8.1 pro
Regards
Pol

polachan

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I have Win 8.1. As part of my backup procedures I use 'file history'. However, because I use many third party, (ie non-MS), apps, most of my data is in 'users/me/AppData'. Is there a way of adding this to 'File History' so that it gets backed up like the other stuff under File History instead of me having to manually copy that folder manually?

A:'File History'

Macrium Reflect would be a better option for system images.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Can't help you with file history.

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If I've enabled File History, will it allow restoration of my files if the system hard drive fails, and I buy a new drive and re install Windows on it?

Thanks

A:File History

I backed up my files from the preview and upgraded to the full version of Windows 8 yesterday. I haven't been able to restore using the File History application, and I have thousands of files, so it would take too much time to remove the date tags from the filenames on my backup drive (as it's messing up all paths). Hopefully there's a fix!

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Hello,
Please excuse me as a newbie if I have posted in the wrong area.

For some time I have been using file history to back up to a WD My Passport hard drive. The hard drive has been left permanently connected and files have been automaticaly backed up. Now, for no apparent reason the backup has stopped and the file history page says that " this device is not recognised"
In spite of this I have successfully completed a full system backup which was saved to the WD hard drive and I am able to access all the data saved on this drive.

When I attempt to launch the backup manually I am told to connect the hard drive even though this is connected.

I have tried a different external hard drive and this is no longer recognised in spite of being used successfully on a previous occasion.

Below are the details of my system.

All help would be welcome.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8057 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 912487 MB, Free - 573806 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 23611 MB; G: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 345828 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:File history problem.

Well, I'm sorry to find that nobody seems to have a solution to this problem.
Interestingly I spent an hour yesterday having an online chat with a Microsoft Answer Tech. It seems that their job is not to solve problems but to sell the £95 warranty. After asking a few preliminary questions he told me that I needed a warranty so that they could start a remote session which would solve my problem. When I declined he said it was probably a virus. As everything else on the machine is operating as it should, that would be a virus that just decides to have a go at the file history backup. Not likely in my opinion.
 

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I am so used to doing a scheduled backup and image of my install once a week but now I see it is file history. I am really not sure how this feature works in relation to the old image and backups. I have partitioned a portable drive of 500GB for my backups and have started doing the file history. I am now looking at the advanced settings and see this



Now as I was not thinking of leaving my portable turned on 24/7 as I used to do a scheduled backup once a week so now I am a bit stuck.

The setting "Size of Online Cache"has also got me confused. I have set it to the max of 20% disk space.

What I was actually thinking of doing is to make my first "backup"of my fresh install of Win8 and keep this as a restore backup if I ever want to revert back to this point of my setup. I was then going to use another partition on my portable drive for my weekly backups as I did before

A:File History or Backups

Additional information

My C: - 500GB
D: - 300GB This drive is space so if I have to have a drive that is on all the time could I use this one. The one thing that worries me is the difference in size?

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