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Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log: Event 100

Q: Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log: Event 100

Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log: Event 100
"File was not backed up due to its full path exceeding MAX_PATH limit or containing unsupported characters:"
For the formerly mentioned event and it's description, my question is, what is the MAX_PATH limit and what characters are unsupported?
Thanks for your assistance.

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I have used my SimpleSave disc for several years now.But after I installed Windows 10(64) it is very quickly filling up.Most of the disc is now filled up with "FileHistory".How can I get rid of that? I need my own files only that is documents and Pictures. SAKUP

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I want to back up my Windows 10 laptop using the built-in Windows back up facility. All of the advice I have read on the internet suggest the use of File History.

I have a Western Digital 500GB USB hard drive which I attached to the laptop and followed the advice on the Windows 10 web site: Settings/Update and Security/Backup/Backup using File History/Automatically back up my files set to 'on'. Then in More options I clicked 'Back up now'.

I could feel the external HDD spinning for a couple of minutes and it then stopped. I left it for another hour to see if anything else happened, but nothing. I looked under 'This PC' for the external HDD, which was listed but remains empty, although it shows a folder 'File History' which is empty. That suggested that something was started but not completed.

I found this thread elsewhere on this forum:

file history - Windows 10 Forums

which discusses the possibility of the USB port (and HDD) being automatically turned off to save energy, and wondered whether that might be happening in my case.

I have now followed the procedure recommended and found that the external HHD now spins for a longer time. However, it stopped again after about 30 minutes, so I had a look in More options/Restore files from a current backup. This somehow caused the HDD to spin up again, but the message on that page states that the backup procedure is still working. Also, in 'This PC' the HDD icon still shows empty. After a further 20 minutes, it stop... Read more

A:Windows 10 File History backup not working

Let's start with the basics--
Have you formatted the external HDD with the computer to which is it attached?
Can you manually write a file to your external HDD and see that file in Windows Explorer?

I find the Windows 10 File History to work well on my Win 10 PCs. I have also used the Win 7 backup with success.

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So, I discovered that there is no more backup in Win8. However, I found the file history.

The problem that I am facing is that I can't select folders to backup. So, how do I add C:\myfolder ???

A:Windows 8 - File History (aka Backup) - how to select folders?

File history only backs up libraries.

Either add the folder to an existing library or create a new library that includes your folder.

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I noticed several instances of this error in the FileHistory-Core event log.
What does it mean?                
Unusual condition was encountered during scanning user libraries for changes and performing backup of modified files for configuration C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Core" Guid="{B447B4DB-7780-11E0-ADA3-18A90531A85A}" />

  <EventID>202</EventID>
  <Version>0</Version>
  <Level>3</Level>
  <Task>0</Task>
  <Opcode>0</Opcode>
  <Keywords>0x1000000000000000</Keywords>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-01-10T15:40:10.523421700Z" />

  <EventRecordID>9</EventRecordID>
  <Correlation ActivityID="{3EF98BE8-EEBB-0002-B66A-FA3EBBEECD01}" />

  <Execution ProcessID="1204" ThreadID="1212" />
  <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Engine/BackupLog</Channel>

  <Computer>MyComputerName</Computer>
  <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
- <EventData>
  <Data N... Read more

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My 12 month old Win 8 64 bit self-build pc has been very stable and as yet, no BSODs.

I want to update /upgrade to Win 8.1 (I have also acquired the ISO) and have managed to execute a File History to my Samsung USB3 1TB ext HDD as a safeguard in preparation. I would prefer to update via the Store to avoid having to reinstall all my programmes

However the File History event log is indicating yellow warning signs and Code 204 errors. Detail states: "Unusual condition was encountered during finalisation of back up cycle for configuration". I am concerned therefore that this might prevent me properly doing a File History recovery should I need to. Researching elsewhere indicates that 204 errors result from corrupted system files.

I have checked the Ext HDD which has the File History folder (12.5 GB) and all my files seem to have been copied OK.

I have some screen shots of the Event log, which I can post if needed but would appreciate any suggestions for rectifying my 204 error situation. I'm a bit wary of using some of the 3rd party 'fixes' on offer.

Thanks in advance
Pedro

A:File History Warning Event ID 204

Do you mean file history or creating a system image from the file history screen?

If you are trying to make a system image before upgrading then you could use Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download to make the system image.

In either case you should definitely consider making a full system image before upgrading in case something goes wrong.

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I've been using Windows 8 File History to back up my libraries, but Windows 8 keeps saying "Reconnect your drive" and "Your File History drive was disconnected for too long. To keep saving copies of your files, reconnect your drive and then run a backup."
I've seen it do this on the same day that the drive was connected earlier and copies were saved!
Is it possible that looking at the pictures/videos could also be somehow modifying the file in such a way?
Has anybody had problems with excessive backup in Windows 8 File History?
Note: I did create several custom libraries, in order for File History to backup all of my data, including data that is outside the normal libraries.  Although, I do not think this is causing the issue.
I'm seeing .avi files getting re-backed-up as well.
Is Windows Indexing somehow causing this?  Maybe something with thumbs.db?

I'm not manually re-indexing, but I'm also not modifying these files either, and yet something is triggering File History to re-back them up.  The only thing I can think of is Windows Indexing?
This is becoming a serious problem, because my external hard drive is now full, and my only option is to remove the older versions of the files.
Removing older versions does not give me much of a backup, since if something happened, I could not roll back to known good versions.
Why is File History saving so many duplicate copies of my media, when I'm not making any changes to the media or met... Read more

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I have encountered this twice that File history stopped working, the event log says:
Unusual condition was encountered during finalization of a backup cycle for configuration C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config
If I re-run it, it consumes the backup disk space but still failed to backup.
I have to manually delete all backup, turn off File History and re-configure it again to make it work.
This happened twice already, so all my file history lost after re-config.
Anyone encounter the same situation?

A:File history stopped working after a warning message in the event log

Hi,
We can use an advanced monitoring tool named Process Monitor to trace the backup process and try to find the clues of this backup failure.
=========================
Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. To do this,
 
a. Download Process Monitor from the following link, and extract it from the zip file.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
 
b. On this affected server, double-click the Procmon.exe file (requires Administrators group membership) to start Process Monitor together, you will see it starting to capture events.

c. While Process Monitor is running, please try to start the backup.
d. After this issue is reproduced completely, then switch to the Process Monitor window, Click File -> Capture Events to stop it. And then click File -> Save to save the log file.

Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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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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I'm using File History to backup my files onto a USB external HDD and is working fine for my requirements.

I have one query though; C:/Users/xxxx has a hidden Application Data file containing Outlook etc. files.

I have checked the file history backup and even though I have ticked show hidden files, the hidden AppData file is not showing.

Would appreciate some advice and if nothing else how to do a dummy reinstall to see if those files are actually there.

Thank you

A:Backup with File History

This should help:
File History - How to Use in Windows 8
Start with Step 5.
On Step 7 use 'Restore to'.

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I initially started a File History backup 6 days ago and when I open File History from the control panel it still says "Files last copied on 'and the original date'. I have set a daily preference for backing up so shouldn't the date change each day? When I click on the "run now" link a line appears saying "File History is saving copies of your files", but after about 10 seconds that line is gone and it goes back to "run now". So, it is not saving copies of my files.

I have a brand new Western Digital 3T My Book external hard drive that has the initial "File History" folder and backup on it, but if it's not going to update/backup and just stays as it, is it isn't going to be very helpful.

Why won't it backup even when I click the "run now" link?

A:File History won't backup

It's possible that you files haven't changed, so there's nothing to backup. Generally, File History runs as a part of maintenance tasks when your PC is idle. It can also save files in local cache %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Data

What you should check first is whether File History is actually saving your changes. Modify any existing document and save it, then access the history for this document from the Windows Explorer ribbon.

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I just got an external hard drive recently, and I'm new to back ups with one.  Previously I just saved my documents, and pictures to a flash drive.
I have heard conflicting stories on File History.  It is set to ON, and I have backed it up twice.  If I understand this right, I have to go to File History, and select system image backup.  I did that.  But I am not sure if this is replacing the previous File History back up, or making an entirely new one, each time, thus filling up my external hard drive eventually. 
  I have My Passport, and I do a back up with SmartWare.  It does NOT do system settings back ups.  So this is one reason to do a File History back up.  Now if I am reading this right, File History is not a complete back up, and certainly not cloning your computer hard drive.  I could get a free backup software program, and clone my hard drive, but if it clones a virus, or some problem, and doesn't store older clones, that could be a problem.  I would like all system settings, configurations, programs, and of course documents, downloads, pictures, videos etc...to be backed up.  I do not want to keep my external drive plugged in all the time.  I want to do the back ups every few days, and that is it.  Could I clone my computer hard drive, AND keep more frequent back ups with the My Passport SmartWare software, plus File History back ups?  Or would one or more of these erase, or cause prob... Read more

A:Win 8.1 File History and backup help

I use neither, due to Microsoft still cannot get it right. All of my documents get mirrored to a Lenova ix2-4 on my home LAN, a copy on a Owncloud server that our family owns, and if needed, a third copy of important documents and pictures on a box.com account.
Only time I use a USB pocket drive, is when I need portable apps, or when needing to install divers on a machine that is not going to be connected to the LAN or outside world.
If you do want to use the backup feature, and are not running the Pro version of Windows, upgrade to pro. It will allow you to save to a network drive location.
I will also tell you that when we (my business) tested for our clients the latest version of Acronis, we found a lot of problems with that also, same as we did for the built in backup feture for Win8.x.

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Does File History (Libraries) Backups utilize the time schedule I created for Automatic Backups?

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That is to say, as a single user/single machine i'm happy to backup my work (say, coding, writing up) once a day before turning my pc off.

Doesn't seems the good people of MS thought of such primitive usage of their code! Or, did they?
My best 2nd bet seems to be the usage of robocopy.. sadly.

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When a 'File History' backup is run the following errors are encountered in the log.
'Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point'
An attempt was made to delete the reparse point.  
i.e.     > fsutil reparsepoint  appdir  query
but an error was returned     'access error'
I would be grateful for any help offered.
thanks
Ian

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We have Windows 8.1 laptop that have the File history is being setup into a network backup drive. It's working ok BUT due to the machine is not always at the premise so the user can take this home and obviously when the the machine can't see the network shared backup drive and it's backup to local drive.
My questions are:

Is there anyway to stop this (backing into local drive) if the machine can't see the network backup drive?This machine has SDXC slot. Can we force to backup to this slot if the machine can't see the network shared backup drive (instead of using local drive)?
Thanks

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Read up on the HUGE change to how Windows 8 handles backups. Largely, as far as O/S backups, it's already covering you automatically without having to fuss with it. It's debatable whether you need to do system partition images anymore but seems like not need. Won't got into the details. A lot of people it will take them a while to discover and learn about what's going on here.

It's the File Recovery thing that, on the surface, seems pretty nifty! So I enabled it and then realized, it really is making duplicate copied of ALL my files in all my libraries on the target computer (another computer in my home). Anyone logging into that computer can browse to the folder where all my files are stored and essentially have access to all my files! (My wife, who uses the machine, can discover all my porn! - joking but maybe a serious issue for some!)

While you can exclude directories there is no options for:

a) password protecting backup copies of the files

b) compressing files (so they don't take up the exact same amount of space as the actual files! - not good if your library has tons of large media files.)

If you chose an SD card as your target, anyone who got their hands on the SD card would see all your files.

So it seems I'm still going to have to rely on something like Acronis or Paragon, so I can compress and password protect the file backups!

Am I missing something or has Microsoft once again, given little consideration to security issues!!!

A:Is File History Backup A Joke?

Hello Consultant,

I look at the "File History" feature in Windows 8 as an updated version of the "Previous Versions" feature in Vista and Windows 7 with a few more options.

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders - Windows 7 ForumsPrevious Versions - Hide or Show from File Shares - Windows 7 ForumsPrevious Versions - Hide or Show from Backup Location - Windows 7 Forums
For what you are wanting, you may be better using Windows Backup instead.

Backup Files in Windows 8

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I was happy to discover that Windows 8 came with a program to automatically back up our files to our external HD, but it frustrates me that I cannot specify a time for that to happen. Daily is more than frequent enough for us, but we don't keep our computer on 24/7. If we did, does file history still run even though the computer is in 'sleep' mode?

So is it possible to specify a time somewhere I'm not seeing? Or is the answer to just do more frequent backups and hope that one of them will fall within the window that the computer happens to be on?

A:File History timing of backup

I doubt that I'm totally alone in my suspicion about MS backing up data, etc.

So I don't even try. I have to use their OS, but my dependence on them stops there.

For backing up my data, I use an old favorite of mine, that I've used for the past 20+ years.
It's the old DOS command "XCOPY" that is still alive and well, even in the latest Windows.

I can write a simple batch file, usually on my desktop, which contains several lines like this:

xcopy "C:\Documents and Settings\Alexi\My Documents\*.*" "D:\My Documents\" /s /y /H /R /D

Now, what this does is copy everything in the "My Documents" folder and all the sub-folders under it, to the location of my choice.
The first time the batch file runs, it copies every file, but, the next time it copies only those files that are new, or that have been changed since the last backup. It helps to copy files only to a FAT-32 formatted drive or partition.

The above example only copies files from that one location, but there may be several or MANY locations that you want to backup, so you add another line for each additional folder that you want backed up. My own personal Backup batch file is nearly 20 lines long.

I've set up Backups like this for many of my customers and they all love it.....it's so simple, , , all they have to do is run the batch file shortcut on their desktop when they want to do their backup. And for those who don't want to , or just WON'T, I put the shortcut to the batc... Read more

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I know SkyDrive is explicitly excluded from File History backup in 8.1 but does anyone have an idea of how I could get the same functionality?

I'm using File History to make ad-hoc system images from C:\ to E:\ and also various libraries. As SkyDrive doesn't get backed up even if in a library is there some other (free) tool I can use or some way to replicate the functionality?

I'd like to have the time stamped versions of files if possible. I was thinking of replicating Skydrive to another folder somehow and then backing that up with file explorer but that seems a rather inefficient way of doing things.

Any better ideas?

A:How can I use File History to backup SkyDrive on 8.1

moved here Making backups of files and system

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I just got a new PC and have been unable to do a data backup to my external drive using File History. Is there a better backup software for backup of data only?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941631 MB, Free - 836502 MB; H: Total - 953295 MB, Free - 643079 MB; M: Total - 157065 MB, Free - 32161 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 088DT1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Solved: Backup Using File History

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Hi,
I am trying to take backup using Windows 8 File History facility into my External Hard Drive.

As I used to save all my personal data only in E:\Ashok folder and F: total drive just by excluding some folders, I want to take backup of these locations only.

I am not understanding where can I change the configuration to meet this requirement.

Can anybody please suggest me, how to do it?

Thanks in advance...

A:File History Backup of My own folders

Hello kakmca, and welcome to Eight Forums.

File History is more of an updated "Previous Versions" feature that was in Vista and Windows 7.
Instead, you might consider using Windows Backup. It'll easily let you select what folders and drives to backed up.

Backup Files in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
I am trying to take backup using Windows 8 File History facility into my External Hard Drive.

As I used to save all my personal data only in E:\Ashok folder and F: total drive just by excluding some folders, I want to take backup of these locations only.

I am not understanding where can I change the configuration to meet this requirement.

Can anybody please suggest me, how to do it?

Thanks in advance...

A:File History Backup of My own folders

Hello kakmca, and welcome to Eight Forums.

File History is more of an updated "Previous Versions" feature that was in Vista and Windows 7.
Instead, you might consider using Windows Backup. It'll easily let you select what folders and drives to backed up.

Backup Files in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Read up on the HUGE change to how Windows 8 handles backups. Largely, as far as O/S backups, it's already covering you automatically without having to fuss with it. It's debatable whether you need to do system partition images anymore but seems like not need. Won't got into the details. A lot of people it will take them a while to discover and learn about what's going on here.

It's the File Recovery thing that, on the surface, seems pretty nifty! So I enabled it and then realized, it really is making duplicate copied of ALL my files in all my libraries on the target computer (another computer in my home). Anyone logging into that computer can browse to the folder where all my files are stored and essentially have access to all my files! (My wife, who uses the machine, can discover all my porn! - joking but maybe a serious issue for some!)

While you can exclude directories there is no options for:

a) password protecting backup copies of the files

b) compressing files (so they don't take up the exact same amount of space as the actual files! - not good if your library has tons of large media files.)

If you chose an SD card as your target, anyone who got their hands on the SD card would see all your files.

So it seems I'm still going to have to rely on something like Acronis or Paragon, so I can compress and password protect the file backups!

Am I missing something or has Microsoft once again, given little consideration to security issues!!!

A:Is File History Backup A Joke?

Hello Consultant,

I look at the "File History" feature in Windows 8 as an updated version of the "Previous Versions" feature in Vista and Windows 7 with a few more options.

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders - Windows 7 ForumsPrevious Versions - Hide or Show from File Shares - Windows 7 ForumsPrevious Versions - Hide or Show from Backup Location - Windows 7 Forums
For what you are wanting, you may be better using Windows Backup instead.

Backup Files in Windows 8

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Hello,

I'm trying to backup my files using File History onto an external hard drive. The problem is, it claims "Windows is backing up your files for the first time," but it doesn't copy anything at all!

In the "New" settings panel, when I click "More Options," it always closes without an error message, which I assume is a crash. The one time it actually opened, it just showed "Size of backup: 0 bytes." In the "Old" control panel, clicking "Run Now" just gives me a message that File History is backing up my files, although on the actual hard drive there's absolutely nothing there.

Is there any way to get this to work even half decently or should I just invest in a third party backup application? I'm not sure if File History can even be trusted seeing as it automatically crashes when I open it in the new settings panel.

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Hi,

I have a two part question.

First, I turned on File History the first of the month, set the 'Back up my files' to daily and it now reports that the last backup was on 5/9/2016, about a week after I set it up, and viewing the data seems to support that, nothing dated past May 9. Is there something else I need to do or do I have a problem?

Second, if I select 'Keep my backups' 1 month, does it delete them all after 1 month, or does it just get rid of the older versions of the backups?

Thanks!

Jim

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I received a windows network error and went into events log and it has a warning on it. How do I resolve? do I need to assign a task to it or somehow delete. There are several events with warning from source Microsoft windows kernel processor power. Please
help.

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Is it possible to make an Image System Backup and a File History using windows 10 on the same external hard drive?  If so, how should I do it?  Be specific as to steps.

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I have a minimal W8.1 system with three physical hard drives. C: is the boot drive (120GB SSD), D: is my "Data" drive (120GB SSD) and E: is my "Backup" drive (300GB Raptor). I have the system set up to maintain the "File History" on the E: drive. I also have several fail safe Acronis 2014 system backups stored on E:!

However, when I try to do a "System Image Backup" the system will not use E: to store the Image? For some reason W8.1 wants to backup E: as part of the System Image Backup. This is not good... since I have Acronis Backups on that drive making the backup image huge.

What am I doing wrong? I have made System Image Backups on other W8.1 systems and did not have this issue - but - I probably did not have File History turn on and/or I had several 1TB hard drives available on these systems.

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I really like the way Skydrive synchronises my folders between my work and home laptops and I have my Skydrive docs available offline. But why is Skydrive excluded from the list of libraries that are backed up by File History. I want to be able to back my docs up onto an external hard drive. Is there no way of doing this? Same with Backup on Windows 7, Skydrive seems to be excluded. Any solutions? thanks, C

A:Why doesn't File History backup Skydrive

Just use another program to backup your skydrive map. I use 'SyncBack Free' for this.

But make sure your SkyDrive map is set to have all the files offline, else you get an error message when you try to make a backup.

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I'm dealing with two Inspiron 3847's that have identical hardware.
PC #1 is running a factory-installed Win 8.1 and is waiting in the queue for Win 10.  On this system I used Dell Backup and Recovery from the start menu and chose Factory Recovery Media.  Contents of the resulting USB flash drive was:


Boot
File Folder


EFI
File Folder


preload
File Folder


AOUTORUN
Setup Information


BOOTMGR
File


BOOTMGR.EFI
File


MASTER
Text Document


Media
Icon


 
PC #2 is running Win 10, upgraded from a factory installed Win 8.1.  On this one I used:
Control Panel->System and Security->File History->Recovery->Create a Recovery Drive
I chose the option to copy the recovery partition.   Contents of this USB flash drive was:


boot
File Folder


efi
File Folder


sources
File Folder


bootmgr
File


bootmgr.efi
File


reagent
XML Document


 
Both flash drives show the exact amount of space used - just over 10 Gb.
So what's the difference?   OS differences aside, should these two recovery drives be functionally equivalent for their respective PCs?
By the way, I used the File History option on the Win 10 system because I could no longer even find how to run D.B.R.  But I see discussions in the community about upgrades to this application for Windows 10 so I guess it's supposed to be there somewhere - yes/no?

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Hi
I?ve been trying Win 10 File History and am most confused.
First I did a Test run and selected just one folder (Test Folder) to be backed up to an external drive.
After the backup had been running for about 5 minutes & my Test Folder was only about 2Mbs in size I looked in my external drive to check out what was occurring.
Unfortunately what I didn?t realise is that there seems to be a default bunch of folders that File History backs up whether you selected them or not. Worse, these include the vast bulk of my system drive including Windows, Program Data, Program files, Program Files(x86) etc.
I hadn?t added these and they didn?t appear in Backup Options/Back up these folders!
I?ve searched around & have yet to find a list of which folders are included by default.

So I aborted the back up and then began adding numerous folders to the exclude list, (I?d placed the Test Folder in Users/Myname) but after while I decided that this approach would take ages since I could only select 1 folder at a time! This surely couldn?t be the correct method as I?d end with dozens of entries in the exclude list.
Well I ran it anyway and got garbled results. God knows what it intended to back up but it certainly wasn?t what I expected so I aborted again. Two aborts and it now looked like I?d borked the whole show.
Luckily I found the TenForums batch file to reset it (thanks for that).
So, am I a complete idiot, is there secret File History documentation that I?ve yet to find or is it ... Read more

A:File History. What are the defaults included in a backup?

This is what it saves:

I. Standard Libraries
A. Documents
1. C:\Users\{user name}\Documents
2. C:\Users\Public\Documents
B. Music
1. C:\Users\{user name}\Music
2. C:\Users\Public\Music
C. {Picture Related}
1. Pictures
a. C:\Users\{user name}\Pictures
b. C:\Users\Public\Pictures
2. Saved Pictures
a. C:\Users\{user name}\Pictures\Saved Pictures
3. Camera Roll
a. C:\Users\{user name}\Pictures\Camera Roll
D. Videos
1. C:\Users\{user name}\Videos
2. C:\Users\Public\Videos

II. Standard Folders
A. Standard Windows User Folders
1. C:\Users\{user name}\.oracle_jre_usage
2. C:\Users\{user name}\Contacts
3. C:\Users\{user name}\Desktop
4. C:\Users\{user name}\Documents
5. C:\Users\{user name}\Downloads
6. C:\Users\{user name}\Favorites
7. C:\Users\{user name}\Links
8. C:\Users\{user name}\Music
9. C:\Users\{user name}\OneDrive
10. C:\Users\{user name}\Pictures
11. C:\Users\{user name}\Saved Games
12. C:\Users\{user name}\Searches
13. C:\Users\{user name}\Videos

You can verify this by going to "Settings" > "Update & security" > "Backup" > "More options". It gives you a list a folders/files that will be backed up.

JohnD

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I've had File History set up for the past few months on my desktop.

Problem is, this entire time, one of the libraries I had set up solely for backup was never actually included in the backup.

I think I've figured out what is happening, but if I'm right, it means that Microsoft has taken out a fundamental feature that worked with Windows 7 style backups. I want to verify that this is the case, and see if there are any workarounds other than using Windows 7 style backups (I like the 10-minute backup frequency).

The folder I wanted to include was a sub-folder of the Desktop. Except for this one folder, my desktop's contents changes daily with random documents that shouldn't be backed up. I just want to include this one folder. Using Windows 7 backup, you would be able to exclude the top level folder (Desktop) and include just that sub-folder. That way, regardless of what folders/files are created/modified on the Desktop, the backup will only ever backup that one sub-folder.

Apparently, this is impossible with File History. If I exclude the desktop, File History IGNORES any sub-folders of the desktop... In other words, every time I create new files/folders on the desktop that will stay there for a few months, but that shouldn't be backed up, I need to go back in to the settings to exclude those new folders.

Is there any way around this?

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I was trying to complete a system image backup and while the system was in process, I decided to cancel the process to complete some needed work.  Now when I try to complete the system image backup again I am receiving a failed error message. The
error message is listed below.  Please assist with correcting the issue of the exclusive lock on the EFI system partition.

Windows Backup failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition (ESP).  This may happen if another application is using files on the ESP.  Please retry the operations. (0x8078011E)Additional information:
Access is denied. (0x80070005)
Regards,
Robert

A:File History System Image Backup not working

The issue may occur if EFI system partition is locked or other application is using files on the system partition.

I suspect the third party security software protects the system files and causes this issue. Therefore, please disable security software temporarily and perform clean boot.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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Whenever I do the File History Backup; at completion it gives me the following message: "Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Admin\SkyDrive\Pictures. Error: (The system cannot find the path specified. (0x80070003))". I believe this occurred for the first time after I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I no longer have a SkyDrive folder it was replaced with a OneDrive folder. For some reason it is still looking for the SkyDrive folder. In the "Exclude from File History" screen I am unable to exclude the SkyDrive folder. I guess that doesn't surprise me because I no longer have SkyDrive folder. How then do I prevent this error occurring when doing a File History backup?

A:How can I stop getting File History Backup Error 0x80070003?

I would suggest you to run check disk and see if that help, the following are the steps to run check disk
1.Open Computer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Computer.
2.Right-click the drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.
3.Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check now.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select Automatically fix file system errors.
Otherwise, the disk check will report problems but not fix them.
To perform a thorough check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the drive itself, and it can take much longer to complete.
To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
4.Click Start.
If the above steps fail, I would suggest you to try the following steps.
1. Click Start, and then Run.
2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
3. Use one of the following procedures:
o To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
o To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.
o To r... Read more

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I used Drive Clone to clone my hybrid boot drive to a SSD. Since then I keep getting an error when trying to do a System Image Backup with File History. I've searched and searched the error. None of the suggestions seem to work and none of the people who are reporting this error have recently cloned their boot drive. However, that is exactly when the issue started for me.

Screenshot of the error is attached.

Thanks,

Tony

A:File History - System Image Backup Failure

You can try rename the backup images on the destination location. or just delete them. Then you should be able to backup

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Whenever I do the File History Backup; at completion it gives me the following message: "Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Admin\SkyDrive\Pictures. Error: (The system cannot find the path specified. (0x80070003))". I believe this occurred for the first time after I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I no longer have a SkyDrive folder it was replaced with a OneDrive folder. For some reason it is still looking for the SkyDrive folder. In the "Exclude from File History" screen I am unable to exclude the SkyDrive folder. I guess that doesn't surprise me because I no longer have SkyDrive folder. How then do I prevent this error occurring when doing a File History backup?

A:How can I stop getting File History Backup Error 0x80070003?

I would suggest you to run check disk and see if that help, the following are the steps to run check disk
1.Open Computer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Computer.
2.Right-click the drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.
3.Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check now.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select Automatically fix file system errors.
Otherwise, the disk check will report problems but not fix them.
To perform a thorough check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the drive itself, and it can take much longer to complete.
To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
4.Click Start.
If the above steps fail, I would suggest you to try the following steps.
1. Click Start, and then Run.
2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
3. Use one of the following procedures:
o To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
o To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.
o To r... Read more

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no info comes up with diagnosis/analysis for this URGENT item in Event Log...was directed to you for further assistance.      Add'l/same problem w/Event ID 100. Please advise ASAP?  Tnx, Karen

 

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Apparently it hasn't backed up anything since April, but I only discovered it recently. It keeps saying the external drive was unplugged too long, but it's never been unplugged. I've searched the net and tried to do some resets in the power options, such as never letting the USB ports sleep, among others, but it still doesn't work, just repeats the same message about the drive being unplugged for too long when I go into File History and ask it to perform a backup. Unplugging it and plugging it back in doesn't help. I hate Windows 10!

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Hello, I upgraded my machine to Win7 x64 Pro about 3 weeks ago. My HW is an Asus mobo, Intel Q9450 w/8GB RAM. The boot drives are two Raptors configured as RAID01. All the drivers are the latest available from Intel, Asus and 3rd party vendors. My WEI is 5.9, limited by the disk transfer rates, otherwise 7.1 and 7.2 on the other indexes. I've been receiving these errors at boot; Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing Date:          11/10/2009 7:51:03 AM Event ID:      4 Task Category: Logging Level:         Warning Keywords:      Session User:          SYSTEM Computer:      herbt-PC Description: The maximum file size for session "ReadyBoot" has been reached. As a result, events might be lost (not logged) to file "C:\Windows\Prefetch\ReadyBoot\ReadyBoot.etl". The maximum files size is currently set to 20971520 bytes. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">   <System>     <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing" Guid="{B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}" />     <EventID>4</EventID>     <Version>0</Version>     <Level>3</Level>     <Task>1</Task>     <Opcode>10</Opcode>     <Keywords>0x8000000000000010</Keywords>     <TimeCreated Sy... Read more

A:Event ID: 4, Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing, maximum file size for session "ReadyBoot" has been reached.

Hey guys, the solution is simple - just increase the max file size! Go to:
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot
 
The MaxFileSize key is a DWORD with a default decimal value of 20. Increase this to, say 60, and the problem will go away.
 
Luck to ya!

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Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Configuration
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date:          1/16/2016 6:00:17 AM
Event ID:      411
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      DESKTOP-7C1QOQ8
Description:
Device IDE\CdRomHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSB0________________LN01____\5&3682c44a&0&1.1.0 had a problem starting.

Driver Name: cdrom.inf
Class Guid: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Service: cdrom
Lower Filters: 
Upper Filters: 
Problem: 0x13
Problem Status: 0xC0000034
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <EventID>411</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-01-16T14:00:17.169630500Z" />
    <EventRecordID>647</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
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Hi, all:

In addition to local, offline backups/images to USB EHDs, I also use Carbonite, with unlimited storage capacity.
And, since I have a 2 TB HDD data drive, I have Win10 File History enabled (a feature new to me in Win10).

Carbonite is set to back up all the native data files on the D:\ drive.

My question: is it worth the extra bandwidth and storage space to let Carbonite back up the "File History" folder, too?
(It's essentially a backup of a backup.)

Thanks,
MM

A:Win10 "File History" - include with Carbonite backup or not?

Update:

FWIW Carbonite does NOT recommend including the "FileHistory" folder in their backup.

Rationale: Including it could create VSS conflicts/issues, by having Carbonite and the FileHistory app working to backup the same file (simultaneously). It could cause Carbonite to stall or glitch.

So, I have removed that folder from the Carbonite backup and will just have Carbonite back up the native data files.

I thought I would post the information for anyone else who might be interested.

Cheers,
MM

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I wanted to have File History backup data that is not contained in the "standard" libraries so I set up a library for each volume that I wanted backed up.
I just included the root of the volume as the only folder in the library.
But File History just seems to ignore those libraries.

Am I missing something?

A:File History backup data not in "standard" libraries

Hello Hairy Scot,

You might also see if using Windows Backup on a schedule may work better for you for specific items you wanted to keep backed up.

Backup Files in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've been running Money 98 for years under Windows 2000 -SP4. I reinstalled W2k from scratch and had to reinstall Money 98 by the same token (it wasn't the first time). When I tried to open my current mny file, I would get the message that Money could not read it because of inadequate "coded information". Same thing with my Money backup file which I tried to restore.

This is apparently a classical error whereby you should change your regional options and things are supposed to work. They don't in my case.

I installed the same Money 98 under XP-SP1 which I have on my dual boot pc. There was no problem reading the mny files. Regional options are the same.

After creating a backup file under this XP environment, I went back to W2k with the same regional options. No way Icould read the backup file.

Does anybody have an explanation?
 

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Okay so I recently got a new Windows 8 computer and I installed my old hard drive and would like to use it as a hidden backup for the 'File History" setting on the computer. The only problem I am having is it is only backing up parts of my User folder and folders from my external but it is not backing up folders like Program Files, Program Data, etc... Is there any way to make it so it backs up everything or at least any folder I would like it to? If not is there another backup program you would recommend that will accomplish what I am looking for?

A:How do I modify "File History" to backup anything I want?

Well since noone has responded I thought I would share what I found. This is a "semi-solution". In order to force File History ro backup all files on my PC I added a library and labelled it "BACKUP" then I added my main drive to this library and low and behold it backs up certain file-types. This is a semi-solution because of that... it only backs up certain file-types. If someone knows of a better "solution" or to include all file-types in File History when backing up let me know below!

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Window 8.1

When I run File history backup, I get the following error:

Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos

If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point.

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When I run the following Command prompt: Dir/al/s
It show me these reparse points as follow
Directory of C:\Users\(myname)\Documents
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Music (C:\users\(myname)\Music)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Pictures (C:\users\(myname)\Pictures)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Videos (C:\users\(myname)\Videos)
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When I use Files Explorer,
These files do not show up.
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Music / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Pictures / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Videos / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos
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How do I Delete/Remove these reparse point?
 

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