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Can File History be done manually

Q: Can File History be done manually

Is it possible to run File History manually at a time to suit. Ideally I would like to run it once a week, but find there is no option for that under the advanced settings.

I don't really want to keep the external drive I'm using for this connected to my PC all the time so am hoping I can turn off File History before closing down and then connect the external drive, turn File History on again when required and hope it will carry on doing an incremental backup of my files. (I do manually backup my files anyway, am looking at File History as an extra safety net)

Its rather frustrating that there is no progress bar so that you know how much of the task has been completed.

I'm not a computer tech so a simple explanation would be appreciated

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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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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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delete please! Moved to another forum..
 

A:How to manually quarantine a file with AVG?

hi and welcome to TSG i suggest you go to oue security and hijack forum for help on removal of any malware
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html
 

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I downloaded a file to my desktop..& right when I did, Windows Explorer started to restart over & over again, with no stop. It won't let me delete the file on the desktop that's causing it..I scan it with AVG & Ad-Aware & they say it's clean, but I know it's what's causing it because this has happened before (Damn Vista), only last time it let me delete the file & that fixed it. I've tried System Restore..that didn't delete it.

So is there any way to manually quarantine a file?? I see no option for it in AVG or Ad-Aware.
 

A:How to manually quarantine a file with AVG?

What does Vista have to do with your downloading behavior?

Did you execute the file? If not, it cannot be responsible for your problem. What is the file's type?

Try one of these to delete it on next boot. AVG will only quarantine a file that it sees as a threat.

UnlockIt
FreeFile
Emco Move On Boot
Unlocker
Advanced File Remover
 

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Hello : Is there any way to manually add a ocx file . For some weird reason my ip camera when I go and try and view the video - I do not get a pop up to install the ocx file .

Ideas . thanks

A:manually adding a ocx file ?

Total, more specifics. A picture of the popup dialog? A Guy

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I'm looking to manually arrange the order files and/or folders appear in My Computer. I don't wan't alphabetical, or by date, or any of the options available. The ideal solution would be if I could just drag them to the correct order. Another (annoying) solution would be if I could input an order value in the file's information to tell it where to sit. I know I could just preface each item with a number and put it on alphabetical but that would be a pain and would look unclean. Thanks!

A:How do I manually arrange file orders?

Hello Asliuf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to disabled auto arrange to be able to arrange files in any order and position in Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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i was dual booting win7 and xp and then i formatted my xp partition,installed a fresh copy of xp and now it automatically loads windows xp, it doesn't show where i use to select the OS to load

my disk is partitioned c drive for win7 and d drive for win xp

this is the contents of my xp's boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

how do i manually add win7 to the boot.ini file of win xp so i can select win7 to boot?

A:manually edit xp's boot.ini file to select win 7

It needs to be done the other way round.

You need to reinstate Win7 boofiles, then add the (XP) ntldr to Win 7 bcd.

See step 7 onward of this tutorial:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope it helps

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If you don?t have any technical skill then the only option you have is using a third party tool like  OST to PST Converter. If you have lost your Outlook mailbox
including all the folders like inbox, outbox, sent-items, deleted-items, drafts, contacts, calendars, notes (To, Bcc, Cc, Subject, Object, Date, and Time).
Read More Info: https://www.bulkecommerce.com/store/ats-ost-to-pst-converter-software-159.html

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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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Is it possible to manually change the created and modified time from a PDF file that you can see in right-click, properties, tab details? I know how to create a copy with all possible properties removed so the copy will change the old time to the current
but I want to change it manually.

A:Manually change the created and modified time from PDF file

The solution already found. You need to change your computer clock and then right-click on the file, properties, details, click on "Remove Properties and Personal Information" and select "Create a copy with all possible properties removed"
and click on OK. The copy will change the created date to the current computer date/time.

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Hello everybody,

I need help on how to install manually a patch which seems to be quite essential to upgrade my
16gb tablet to the 1511 build of windows 10:

the patch is KB3124260 and I downloaded manually the .cab file from the official support site, but I have
no experience about this, and no clue on how to install it. Is there any tool or script available?

thank you very much in advance!

A:Infos on how to install an update patch manually (.cab file)

You can install a .cab file using DISM like this from an elevated command prompt (you'll need to update the path in red..)
Code:
DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\temp\<whatever path>\KB3124260-x64.cab
It should however install automatically anyway (according to the release notes) so do check windows update first.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I have an external drive connected via USB to my laptop. I have selected a drive to write to, but when I run File History, I see the errors:

We can't copy your files to this locations

Failed to complete migration to H:\ (error 80040507)

I know that I have write access to this drive because I've copied other files to it.

A:File History error

Hi areimer and welcome to Eight Forums,
_I recomend you go check this website and see if it is fixed:What if something goes wrong in File History? - Windows Help
_If the problem still assist make a clean boot by this link:How to perform a clean boot in Windows
_If you still facing the issue disable the Antivirus:
1. Press “Windows key + C”.
2. Choose Search, and type in Control panel.
3. Under System and Security, clicking Review your computer's status.
4. Click the arrow button next to Security to expand the section.
5. If Windows can detect your antivirus software, it's listed under Virus protection.
6. If the software is on, check the Help that came with the software for information on disabling it.

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When i type in "16" into the search box in the start menu, documents, music, pictures, videos that have something to do with "16" come up even if the program that runs them has been uninstalled. How do i delete or disable this? Am using windows 7. Thanks.

A:Deleting file history?

Hi and welcome to TSF is this what your looking to do 12 Tips to Speed up Windows 7 - 4. Turn Off Search Indexing - Slideshow from PCMag.com

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I explored the options for File History. It has a method to exclude specified locations, but there doesn't seem to be any method to include locations of my choosing. I plan to use a solid state drive as my boot drive and a HDD as my data drive to store movies and music. Is there any way to tell File History to the backup files located on the secondary data drive? 
 
Side question: 
 
Is there any way to point the Videos library located on the boot drive to a folder located on my data drive? This way, I can see all of my movies that are located on my secondary drive in the Videos folder located on the boot drive. 
 
Never mind, I figured out how to do this one. I still need an answer to my first question, though. 

A:Question regarding File History

Hi
 
It is easy to add a custom folder to file history. What you need to do is to simply add the custom folder to your libraries. Please check the below links for more info.
 
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/132628-using-file-history-windows-8s-built-in-backup-tool
 
 
http://marcoditullio.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/windows-8-file-history-add-custom-folders/

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I have my PC, windows 8.1, set to automatically save my files to flash drive. It confusing how to use it to find a partii;ar file, for instance a Craftsman folder. When I open the flash drive I get FileHistory>User name (mine)>doubledown(name I use)>then two folders Configuration and Data. Config just a bunch of stuff; Data folder opens $OF and C; $OF open what appears to be all my files. The names of the files are just numbers, date modified and type. I have to open a folder that just has a number no real file name to tell me what it is?
I can't search because the files in the folder are just numbers no names. It appears I'd have to open a folder, then open a file to see what it is and name it, which would take forever. What am I doing wrong. Hope this makes sense, I don't know how to word it to search for answer. Appreciate any help. Hope screenshots help

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I set up File History some time ago and pointed it at a 1TB internal HDD.
I did not take any special action to make File History use this drive.
A week or so ago I noticed that the drive was getting close to full to I decided to clean out all but the latest backups.
From that point on File History stopped working so I took a stand alone backup of my system and then turned off File History, deleted all File History backups, and turned File History on and pointed it at the same drive.
But now it just does nothing!
It looks like some Windows update has closed the loophole which enabled me to use an internal HDD.
Now it seems I will have to go down the VHD route.

Damn Windows 8!

A:File History Mystery

Tried the VHD route. No success.
Tried with an external drive. No success.

I am now finished with File History. It is a crock!!
The best solution I have found is Acronis True Image.

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I recently had occasion to restore a drive image to correct a registry problem. This was done by booting to a PE environment, then restoring a Macrium Reflect image from a previous date. The image restore worked and brought the OS drive back to a date 11 days prior. All was well but, I later found that the files in file history, on 3 separate usb portable drives, were missing between the restore date and the current date. Any ideas why the restore process should affect the files in file history on a differently identified drive?

Win 8.1 64 bit system

A:Some File History Missing

When you say "file history" exactly what are you referring to? Recent files in an editor? Previous versions of files?

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I am looking for some assistance on my setup.
There is 4 people on my family (dad, mom, 2 kids).
Mom, kid1, and kid2 have each their laptops.
I have setup a microsoft family and they are all on the same homegroup. They all login with their own MS account.
My wife and myself have login access to all. Kids only have login access to their own laptop.

I have a "homeserver" laptop with windows 10 that has attached an external seagate 2TB that I want to use for file history. I have login access to this one.
I am trying to understand how file history will work in this situation (I have login access to 4 laptops, so does my wife)
I recommended file history drive to other members of homegroup. I see a message: "I want to use a previous backup on this File History drive " checked but not sure if this is a good idea

Is Windows 10 smart enough not to overwrite backups for the same user on different computers? Would it be a problem to restore since everything may get mixed up between laptops for same user? Should i be worried about the prompt above? I decided not to select it. Thanks for your help and patience

A:File History Setup

I don't have a complete answer for you. Just give you what I know by personal experience.

I have 2 laptops. They are not in homegroup setup.
I do not do file backups because all the files/documents I want to keep are saved to an external hard drive right away. So, there is no need.
I do run system image backup regularly, about once every 2 weeks or after major update.
I will insert my ext. hdd to laptop #1 and run the File history > system image backup > Create a system image.
When finished, I'll take the ext.hdd to laptop #2 and do the same.
The system will store my 2 backups under WindowsImageBackup folder inside whuich there will be 2 folders of different names. One name for laptop #1 and another name for laptop #2.
From then on, all subsequent image backups will go to the corresponding folders. They will never get mixed up. Not a chance.
I don't know if there is a different procedures on home group setup. I doubt that.

Rest assured very soon people will start telling you their preference, such as Macrium Reflect or Acronis True Image.
Those 2 seem to be the prevalent favourites in this forum, at least.

3rd party programs offer more features, that's for sure, and more "sophisticated."
Whether you want to use the built-in program or need a 3rd party program to do what you want is entirely up to you.

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My history file is broke. How do I fix it? It broke in Communicator Rev. 4.79, I uninstalled 4.78 and added rev 4.79 and it still doesn't work---entering the history file results in a general fault. In windows exployer I can't erase the file 'netscape.hst'even though the read only is not activated.
I was able to delete the netscape.hst file and when I opened Communicator it created a 0k size file,but none of the visited sites get entered into the file. If I replace the 0K size file with an older history file from a backup, I get a general fault when I go into history through 'tools'.
A friend suggested changing the number of days that the history file retains the URL's, and this resolved my problem, allowing me to substitute a backup history file of 11M size.
 

A:Netscape History File

Hi wbergen,and welcome to TSG.Really dont know much about netscape,but it sounds like a corrupt history folder.Lets try this.Assuming you have windows 98 or ME,go to start>shutdown>restart in ms-dos>at the c:\ prompt type,
smartdrv (hit the enter key)

Deltree/y History (hit the enter key)

Exit (hit the enter key)

This command will delete all the files in your history folder and the folder.Windows will recreate a new one when you reboot.

Note if your using windows ME,you will need the bootdisk to enter dos.

Lets us know if this helps
 

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Recently my external hard drive failed and I have replaced it.  When I tried to set up my file history I am having trouble.  Under control panel file history is listed on G drive, but my new external hard drive is F.  I put it in the same slot as the old drive and now am trying to change the drive but it isn't working.
Help!  I must be doing something wrong, but cannot figure it out.
 

A:Help on reestablishing file history

In order for the responders to better assist, please post your computer model and Operating system.  Thanks.

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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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event 104
filehistory engine
keep getting the file history back up log filling up with warnings, date and time, filehistory, and under task category: none. how do I fix this?
any suggestion's?  I have screen shots so you can get an idea of what i'm talking about. just let me know.

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File history is turned off and I'm not able to turn it back on. As you can see from the screenshot the "Turn On" button is grayed out. I'm not sure how this happened, but believe it was while trying to backup files and folders. How can I turn file history back on, with the button grayed out?

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Is there any way in windows 7 to clear the history of recently opened files? Everytime I do a 'save as' in any program, it brings up a list of previously opened files. Is there any way to clear this? Thanks!

A:Save as file history

The easiest way is to use CCleaner. There is separate setting that cleans it out.

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Some of you may recall that I have problems with Windows 7 File Recovery creating multiple system images although I had plenty of free space on my internal drive D:.

Yesterday, however, I noticed that File History stopped making backups (also on D: on March 22. The Event Viewer displays the very clear message:
"Unable to start a backup cycle for configuration C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config"

There is also a warning that says:
"Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Pictures
If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point."

Not sure what a reparse point is, I suspected a photos folder on my E: drive that was added to my Pictures Library. So I first excluded the Pictures Library in Exclude from File History and after I found out that that didn't help I removed the linked folder from E: from the Library altogether. That didn't solve anything either.

So I started to search the internet for a solution. In my search I noticed that many articles on File History talk about being able to make backup copies on an external drive or a network drive. For example:

Requirements
File History requires:

Windows 8 Client operating systemAn external storage device with enough storage capacity to store a copy of all user libraries, such as a USB drive, Network Attached Storage device, or share on another PC in the home network.
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A:Problem with File History

I use internal D partition for file history set to automatically do it every ?so often?.
I use the win7 file recovery, manually for images and backups of some few folders to E partition.. the let me choose options.

If I remember right, File History will fail if you have added folders to the History pics/docs/etc default folders... to real folders that are within your user profile. You can add a new named history item folder and attach real user folders to it. I've made one named xFileHistory and put my specials in it.

FileHistory I remb failed and to make it work had to make a shared folder on the drive full access to name 'EVERYONE' .. then after a restart file history sees the drive. Delete that folder.

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Very Sorry. Accidentally posted in the wrong forum. This thread can be deleted.

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