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Windows 8 File History adding UTC timestamp

Q: Windows 8 File History adding UTC timestamp

I have been using Window 8 Pro's "File History" feature for the past couple of months. However, I recently had to start over due to a Bitlocker Issue. I set everything the same as last time. Yet, when I navigate into File History's
directory on the external drive (e.g., J:\FileHistory\user\Data\....) I see that Windows is now adding a UTC timestamp on all the files, such as "familyvacation(2013_02_23 20_47_36 UTC).mov".
My question is whether there is any way to remove the automatic addition of this time stamp information to the file name? I don't recall this being present on the initial FileHistory backup I initially did.

Any and all help is of course greatly appreciated.
All the best,

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Hi, how do I add a timestamp to all of my images on my pc?

A:Adding timestamp to images

Where do you want to add it?
In printed photos?
As text appearing on the actual photo?
In the filename?

Are these photos from a digital camera? There is a timestamp embedded into these files. You can view it in Windows Explorer, by viewing 'Date Taken'.

Xnview, a free photo editor can do all these things using the embedded date. You can also batch process multiple photos.

IF you need help with the setup, just ask.

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I would like to add a field to the end of my table called Timestamp. I want this field to be populated with the current time if a record is updated. I know I can set the default to =Now(), but that only sets the time and date the record is created. If I go in an update this record, that time or date does not change. Is there a way to inset a time and date that would automatically change? If not, is there an easier way then to just type in the time and date manually? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!


A:Adding a timestamp field in a table in Access

Have you tried =Date() ? That is what is used in the contact management database that comes with Access 2000.

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Hi Guys,

I am running a batch file through the night to copy things between servers (using the xcopy command).

The files being copied are quite large (171MB) and I am wanting to know what time they finish copying over.

I have a Pause command at the end of the script which allows me to see that it has finished successfully when I arrive at work in the morning. Is there a way for it to insert a timestamp just before the pause to show the finishing time?

A:Solved: Adding a timestamp to Batch Scripts

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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.
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 ?

"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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I'm trying to insert a timestamp as part of a file name and I realized that there is something basic about a timestamp that I do not understand:

Assume the output for echo %time% is 16:13:07.91.

Why is echo %time:~3,2% equal to 13? Does the colon not count as a character? In %date% the slash (/) does count as a character.

A:Inserting a Timestamp into a File Name

Aha - got this one solved.

The 'trick' is that the first character on the left is in the zero-ith position, not the first position. If echo %time% is 16:13:07.91, the '1' in 16 is in the zero-ith position and the 6 is in the first position.

To see this, try echo %time:~0,1% and you'll find that the result is the first character in the current time.

Going back to my original question about the time 16:13:07.91: 1 is in the zero-ith position, 6 is in the first position, the colon [:] is in the second position and 1 is in the third position. That's why echo %time:~3,2% is equal to 13.

Think digital! In the digital world, 0 isn't 'nothing,' it's a unique number.

Now I understand why some people prefer to indicate the time and date in a batch file by counting backwards from the right instead of forwards from the left. No pesky '0' to confuse you.

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Here's a strange one...

I'm doing work on the laptop downstairs - I make a change to a file, ftp it, then I go back to my text editor only to be told 'the file has been edited outside this program, do I want to reload it?'. It happens A LOT so I'd like to resolve it if possible.

I'm using PSPad but I don't think its an application issue, it must be to do with the Network.

I have a desktop connected via ethernet to a router, and a laptop connected wirelessly. The PCs are on a Homegroup, and both on Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

The files are stored on the desktop, and I access them across the Homegroup on the laptop.

Both PCs have had the time correctly set with 'internet time'.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm stumped! Never seen this before.

A:File timestamp issue...


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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?

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,

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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.


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.


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


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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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When i try to enable my windows history i keep getting the error message Could no Enable windows history Access Denied. I added the file error to the post as well.

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My OS is Windows 8. I normally backup my files to anexternal drive simply using the copy/past command. It always shows a progressbar so I always know when it's finished. Today is the first time I used Windowsfile history which I do like. But I see no progress bar nor does it tell whenit's finished. Is there a way I can see the progress or at least know when it'sfinished?

A:Windows 8 file history

Hello Frank,

There's not a progress bar in File History, but.....
This means that File History is currently in progress of saving copies of your files:

This means that File History is currently finished or not saving copies of your files:

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I have setup file history, however nothing is ever backup. It runs on schedule and does not produce any errors. I have update many files since enabling it, but nothing has backup up.

Has anyone else experience this?

My computer is currently connect to WHS 2011, could this affect the file history?

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Hi guys ive literally just came across your forum.
I wanted to backup my stuff....I came across 'file history' after watching a video tutorial i thought great his is the job for me. Turned it on and off it went.
Ok no problem there, i had it set to back up every day and it did. Problem is, is has backed up ALL my files every day (not just the new ones) so im left with 30 copies of the original backup and no disc space left..
Del vostro 220

How can i delete all the file history?
Ive deleted some programs and copied photos onto an external drive so i could do a system restore, but that didnt help, now i cant find any of the file history, and my hard drive is still full...
Ive seen this problem on other forums but no one seems to have any idea!!
Someone please help..
ps i can take some screenshots and let you see what ever you want, settings etc.

A:Windows 8 File History Nightmare!

Hi Kiko, welcome to the Eight Forums.

See if this tutorial can help you: File History - How to Use in Windows 8


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First off, I am a 62 yr young grandmother and I have zero (0) computer skills when it comes to programming or changing an app. So I keep getting the message that my file history drive is disconnected, this was after the Windows 10 upgrade.
I have no clue what this drive is or even how to begin to fix it. I have looked through the forums but none of it makes any sense to me. Can someone explain how to do this in plain English so I can print out the directions and fix the drive? 

Also, I need to fix my keys so that the screen doesn't jump down and move around when I type and how do I pin the IE to my start screen?
So many issues, so little easy to understand information!
Thanks for the help.  :)

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Hi, I have updated Windows 10 to latest version (August).
The File History feature will not find and allow selection of my external usb drive, hence unable to use this feature. The backup feature however is working fine. I have tried suggestions made such as run checking system files (all OK), CCleaner, all to no avail. I attach screen as presented. What is wrong and how to fix?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8109 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 477174 MB, Free - 431312 MB; D: Total - 476242 MB, Free - 418768 MB; J: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 597625 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-USB3-B3 REV 2.0
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 9.0.381.0, Updated and Enabled


A:File History Not Working Windows 10

i dont think you can use Backup and FileHistory on the same device
you are already using Backup on that drive - is that correct?

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I am now getting  message stating that the Windows 10 File History is not enabled?? When I go to settings and file history, it shows as being enabled. What is going on here???

A:Windows 10 File History not enabled

604edc wrote:I am now getting  message stating that the Windows 10 File History is not enabled?? When I go to settings and file history, it shows as being enabled. What is going on here???Where are you saving the old versions to?  Is it possible that you have an external source selected that is disconnected? You can find more information about Windows 10 File History here: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/configure-windows-10-file-history/

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I have a removable external hard drive that I am trying to use to set up File History under Windows 8.

When I attempt to do so, I am advised that I currently have Windows 7 backup turned on, and that I have to disable it in order to set up File History.

I have not been able to figure out how to disable Windows 7 Backup.

A:Setiting up File History in Windows 8

Hello Don,

It just means that you will need to turn off the schedule for an automatic Windows Backup first.
File History - How to Use in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I was just wondering, after doing a clean install of windows 8.1 on the c540 or any pc, if you setup File History using this method : My Personal Nerd: Windows 8 - enabling file history on a single internal drive...
and the OS suddenly becomes corrupt, is the VHD still accessible to retreive my files off so I can just do another install? Or if I created a partition on the same drive and then shared it for File History use, would that also stay intact and accessible after OS failure?

A:windows 8.1 install and File History

Originally Posted by marcw

Hi, I was just wondering, after doing a clean install of windows 8.1 on the c540 or any pc, if you setup File History using this method : My Personal Nerd: Windows 8 - enabling file history on a single internal drive...
and the OS suddenly becomes corrupt, is the VHD still accessible to retreive my files off so I can just do another install? Or if I created a partition on the same drive and then shared it for File History use, would that also stay intact and accessible after OS failure?

Welcome, Marc.

I would say that since a virtual hard drive is set up within Windows, that if your OS becomes corrupted (unusable) that you could no longer access the VHD.

I can't answer the second part of your question; however, I may have a solution for you.

Since you've mentioned partitioning your drive, I would do that, and save my files to the secondary partition (You could probably put File History there).

In my case, I have a 500 GB external drive that I save everything to; thus, if my OS crashes, I don't lose my files. In fact, How to Geek has a great tutorial for File History, but they do recommend an external drive. You can find the tutorial here: How to Use the New File History Feature in Windows 8

In attempting to help you, I'm learning too!

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Hello everybody,
I recently found out about the File History feature in Windows 8 and I think it's a great feature, but, in my opinion, its only drawback is that its backup schedule is only time-based. Is there any similar software that can be set to automatically backup files as soon as there's a change in them? I know the time for File History can be as low as 10 minutes, but what if a file is changed multiple times in less than 10 minutes?
A similar feature is available in Google Drive where the backups are made according to file changes and they are not time-based...

Thank you in advance

A:Windows 8 File History / Alternative

Look at Acronis True Image 2014, very flexible.

Award-winning PC backup software - Acronis True Image 2014

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I have an Inspiron 3650 Desktop with Windows 10 Pro - I have been experiencing some difficulties with Cortana not working properly - It seemed to centre around being set up with English United Kingdom. Most Cortana features now seem to be working, but I have a residual problem that File History does not work.
When activated it starts to work and says the it is starting to save my files but two or three minutes later it reverts back after creating a config file but doesn't save at data. t the moment I am using Windows 7 Back up and restore which works fine, but I really would like to use File History. Can anyone help?

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I have started to use File History for a while now. I used to love it because of its ease of use. I ran into a problem recently though when I ran out of room on my backup drive and needed to free some up.

I went into the advanced settings and cleaned up all backups except the last one. I figured Its all backed up, nothing really has changed on my current running disk, so why should I need countless backup dates. So I removed all backups except the latest backup.

Well after I did this, I realized the "Latest Backup" did "NOT" contain what should have been a "FULL" Backup. This seems to be a flaw in the backup software. Removing all backups except the latest backup should have moved all current versions of the backups files up to the latest backup.

Now Im sitting with a backup that is missing files that should be present. Performing a manual backup doesnt back these files up either. For some reason the file history doesnt think it needs to back these files up.

My only option now to get a full backup is to completely delete my backup and reset up the file history.
Has anyone else had this issue?

A:Windows 8 File History - Confusion / Possible Problem

Were the missing files part of the original file history set? When you removed the original backup for it, it may have wiped all instances of those files.

Also I just found out, if you do a Windows backup, it shuts off File History. SO if you used Windows Backup at any time between the time you made the File History and now, it would have interfered with the File History.

If you still have the files you need, then I'd delete all histories and do em again from scratch.

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i was wanting to use this new feature, a bit reluctant, seeing as it's prefixed to back up files which are irrelevant to me ?
i want to back up specific files and folders ...
is this doable ?
many thanks in advance

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I decided to give W8.1's 'File History' a try because I'm tired of Acronis TIH orphaning incremental backups (I doubt it was fixed in 2014 edition).

The problem is I have a folder '$OF' that has many files in it with the naming convention of: 4593 (2013_11_09 21_33_36 UTC).mp3
-Of course each file is named slightly different and the file types change depending on the original file. But the naming method remains the same

Now this wouldn't be a problem, but I have some 330GB of music...of which only ~280GB appear in the 'G' folder, which contains the 'Music' folder. My music in on my 'G' Drive; hence the parent folder being named after the Drive Letter by Window's 'File History'.

I've not been able to find anything that actually explains why some files are renamed to the above convention, while others are properly backed up.

In fact, because I've tagged my MP3s, I've noticed that some of the MP3s in the '$OF' are still backed up to the 'G\Music' folder under the appropriate Artist and Album folders.

I thought this ['$OF'] might be some kind of temp storage used during the initial backup. This is not the case. 'File History' reports it's done, but the stuff in the '$OF' folder remains.

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I have File History set up and working fine. I know how to run a "Clean up Versions" and have done that several times. My question is as follows:
I have a directory called "Photos" I dump my photos in that directory and it gets copied across via File History to an external drive. Later on I rename these files based on the subject and date of the photo and move then to individual sub directories ie "Cars", "Flowers", etc. It may be a while before I do this so I want the files copied via File History. Once I have done the rename, etc the new files are moved via File History. However when I delete the files from the "Photos" directory they do not get deleted from the File History on the external drive. I know this is what they are supposed to do so that if I accidentally delete them I can restore them. But how do I delete them from the File History. Do I just wait 1 month and then run the "keep saved versions" to 1 month and let the system do what it would normally do and delete information. The problem would be that it would delete ALL files that were more then 1 month old. Would any files that are more then 1 month old and was deleted be copied across when I next run File History knowing that they have not been updated in that time ie old letter files, old photos in the sub directories?

A:Clearing Old files from File History in Windows 8.1

File History has never been perfect. You would be better off using a sync utility like the All my Storage app, if you are going to manually transfer files. If you want automated, there are better utilities out there than File History.

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I ran into a minor problem with Acronis True Image 2014 after letting MSFT install Update 1 on my system. For some reason the desktop Icons go blank for ~15 seconds when I boot. As soon as I uninstall TI the problem goes away. The problem also seems to go away if I "turn off" Auto Logon to my Microsoft Account. Base on all my Acronis Forum discussions I must be the only person in the world with this problem! The stand alone version of TI 2014 works OK. I will continue to use the standalone version of TI 2014 to backup the system (Boot Partition) periodically since I know it works and has saved me from disaster numerous times.

So...I'm ready to let W8.1 handle my data backups using the File History function. Dumb question - if I do a system restore because of a virus or whatever will W8.1 be able to use the file history maintained by the version of W8.1 that was wiped out by the restore? The file history will be on a separate disk drive.

A:Windows 8.1 Update 1 File History after a restore?

If File History is on an external drive, yes. I have turned it off, of no use to me and saves resources. If you are satisfied with TI and it works for you, stick with it.

I have had no problems with it after updating to 8.1 update 1. Check for updates in TI and if the problem continues, TI support may help you.

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We are using File History feature in Windows 8.1 and 10 on the machines. It's been working well.
Is there anyway from the administrator point of view (remotely) that can monitor this activity whether is running/updated or not via powershell or anything.

At the moment, we only checked the last modified date in Config1.xml in the actual file history backup - {machine_name}/Configuration/Config1.xml.

The way we do the File History is that we are backing up to remote device. If it's current date and time means ok. 

Is there any other way for checking this ie. via Powershell or Remote logs ?

I'm appreciated your feedback.



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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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OK so i been using the built in windows 8.1 file history since i had windows 8 and i notes it just fills my hardrive up,with useless repeats of the same stuff. forcing me to go in and clear them out, so i have Nero 12 backitup pro which i have never used. I was wondering if i should use it as it backs up only when something changes in the file. Which one would be better turn off windows 8.1 file history clear all its useless back up and start over with nero 12 backitup?.

A:nero 12 backitup or windows 8.1 file history

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I tried searching and couldn't find someone with same problem as me. sorry if I over looked it.

Im running windows 8.1 pro x64. I just did a clean install and very foolishly I let the file history back up my data instead of doing a manual backup like I usually do.

I tried to do a recovery and it didn't show any recovery dates other than yesterdays date which was when I did the clean install

My computer used to be named Desktop and it had my name as the User. After the during the install I decided to name computer Office with my name as the user instead. I figured maybe changing it back to desktop would do the trick but it didn't work. I even assigned the backup drive the same letter it was prior to clean install.

I can see all my data on external I wouldn't mind just manually moving it back but theres a couple problems with that. First of all every file has now the time stamp right into the file name which is annoying but also for some stuff theres multiple copies with different time stamps.

No matter what I try I cant get the recover files to recognize theres a back up there. Thanks

A:file history windows 8.1 recovery issues

Hello Carlos,

File History saves the files to the folder location below. If you like, you can also just manually copy and pasteyour files from there back into your user folders.

(selected drive)\File History\(user-name)\(computer-name)\Data\C\Users
File History - Restore Previous File Versions in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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How can I backup to an external hard drive with Windows File History, while it is encrypted with Bitlocker?

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Hi all. Thanks for providing this wonderful forum 1st of all. Much appreciation for that.

I'm having an issue with a recent fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. BSOD sporadically during reboot, sometimes in the middle of a task pc will simply shut down then when I try booting again I see the blue screen. Perhaps 30 minutes later I'm able to reboot cleanly when I see the following Windows message.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c000021a
BCP1: 8BE600A8
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: C0000001
BCP4: 00100400
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
A little bit about my PC:Dual core Compaq Intel Pentium 3.0 GHz
225 GB harddrive
32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate
I've read one of the .dmp files which reads in part the following:

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
I have no idea what that means though to be honest. I'm pretty novice when it comes to pc upkeep or whatever... So.... I've attached the zipped up minidump folder and will appreciate assistance to get this issue fixed!

Thanks in advance


A:BSOD Windows 7 [[re: ...timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe]]

Most likely the ntkrnlpa.exe error is due to improper symbols being loaded (or not loading at all) when running WinDbg. I didn't get that error when I ran your memory dump files.

That being said, there still isn't a whole bunch of useful information in the memory dump files.
FWIW - most times these sort of errors are due to malware - so I'd suggest running a couple of these free, online scans to rule that out: Malware

Also, please remove or update these older drivers that were loaded at the time of the crash. Don't use Windows Update or the Update drivers function of Device Manager.
Please use the following instructions to locate the most currently available drivers to replace the one's that you uninstall OR remove:

How To Find Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html

Here's the older drivers. Please pay particular attention to any dated 2007 or ... Read more

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I left my laptop in my quarter and a colleague was there. How do I know if the person has opened the laptop or not? I know the time period.
How to find the log and identify the correct information?

Windows 7 64 bit.

A:View windows startup timestamp log

You can look in the event viewer, then under Security see when the laptop was logged onto.

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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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So I have file history on and working.
If I enter file history options via Start menu/settings/update & security/backup/more options/
there is a list of folders under "back up these folders" all prefixed c:\users"myname"
Above this is an "add a folder" option. When I click on this and choose a folder that isn't under the "users" folder I get an error saying "Sorry, but that didn't work. To find out more, look up error code 0x80070032"
Now I've looked up this error code but nothing I've found relates to file history.
I'm only trying to include a seperate folder on a local drive.
I've read file history will only backup folders in Libraries and documents so why is there an option to "add a folder"?
I've tried adding the particular folder to a library but when trying to add that library under the "add a folder" it says you are trying to add a library you need to add a folder???
Been working on this for a day now and going round in circles.
If anyone can help that would be marvellous

A:Can't add folder in Windows 10 file history - problem 0x80070032

Same problem here, I've been battling for three days, even did a Refresh so now have to reinstall all softwares, still the same error message 0x80070032 when I try to add a folder to file history.

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I am facing a problem enabling the file history feature of my Windows 8 Pro installation. After noticing there was no activity to my backup drive, I decided to check what time the latest backup was executed; this turned out to be 3 weeks ago. I formatted the drive and decided to try set it up again. Ever since I have been unable to make it work.

The backups are prematurely stopped. It takes about 10 minutes to copy 50MB of files and some empty folders to the external hard drive, after which it stops as if it were completed. Forcing it run again makes no difference, and no files are copied.

My system is a two month old fresh install. I have disabled my anti-virus software and installed all the latest updates for Windows and most software. I have moved my user folders to another drive through the properties menu. I access them through my libraries, when I select I want to restore files I see them, and some small files are actually backed up to the drive I selected. Therefore I do not think this is why the problem is occurring.

I have already tried slowly formatting the drive and checking it for errors and bad sectors and plugging the drive in different ports. After that proved unsuccessful, I scouted the internet and found a couple of other suggestions. First of all I followed this guide:
What if something goes wrong in File History?

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A:Windows 8 file history backups stop prematurely

Hi Koen,

This doesn't sound like a trivial problem, but the first troubleshooting steps would be standard.

1. SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 (option 2). If it's unable to fix any files, see a note right above option 2 and attach the log from option 3.

2. Use the clean boot technique to eliminate third party factors.

3. Try using different USB ports and another external drive, if you have one.

If the problem is still there:

1. In the clean boot state, reproduce the problem with Process Monitor on and upload the log somewhere.

2. Attach the file history configs from C:\Users\Koen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\

3. Provide the text description of the error as given in the event log.


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When I try to use the file (tab) of Windows Explorer, to delete history/recent places list/frequent places list; the mouse & keypad won't delete the list of prior opened folders, to clear the list. I 've tried (Advanced Startup) options to re-default
& load the (firmware), but no-luck to get (Delete History) to function properly. Is there a solution other than (refresh) & (reset) the PC, for this problem with File Explorer?
Sincerely: LVP -5/22/2018 - 5:20 PM EST.

Lee Payne

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I'm trying to add a field to the notes/history report template in Act so that I can see which user made each specific note. When I try to do so, it causes the report to generate a line for every record in the database, whether or not they have a note/history item during the designated period. HELP!

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Hi guys.

I have a problem: It seems to me that File History will only back-up files from your system *libraries.* In other words: It can't back-up from one external hard drive to another.

This is very problematic. For instance: What if your main hard drive happens to be small, as it tends to be with many Ultrabooks or Tablets that are installed with SSD drives?

Or what if you have a larger hard drive, but decide to install the OS on an SSD drive, which tends to be much smaller in capacity?

I am a photographer, and I have at least 300 GB of data to back up. It seems File History won't be an option for me if I opt for an SSD drive and install my OS onto it.

I hope there is a way around this limitation. Does anyone have suggestions?

A:Windows 8 File History: Pointless on Solid State Drives?

Hello Shane,

If you like, you could add/include the folders that you want to be include in File History to a library of your choice. This way when File History save a version of the files in your libraries, all included folders in the libraries will also be included in File History. The folder will still be located on the other drive, but referenced through the library so that File History is able to save versions of it.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8
You could also select any drive to have File History saved to.
File History - How to Use in Windows 8

If you like, you could also use the Windows Backup feature to back up files from any location.
Backup Files in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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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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OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor, 2300 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2701, 10/8/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 8.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 3.34 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 11.2 GB
Page File Space 8.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c4
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


The BSOD happens randomly. I have verified my memory using memtest and it reports it as O.K. along with all my other hardware. I'm a bit baffled by the whole issue and have spent hours searching for a solution to no avail.

You're help is greatly appreciated.

A:Random BSOD Windows 7 x64 --- Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl

Related to NETIO.SYS. That usually means the malware app. You have two, which is never a good idea.

I would remove them both and replace with MSE.

Kaspersky is a frequent cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST.


Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Old drivers needing updating

AtiPcie.sys 11/6/2006 12:59:54 PM fffff880`01650000 fffff880`01658000 0x00008000 0x454f6a0a
tifsfilt.sys 8/29/2007 8:37:29 AM fffff880`06e00000 fffff880`06e17000 0x00017000 0x46d56889
timntr.sys 8/29/2007 8:38:23 AM fffff880`01800000 fffff880`018b0000 0x000b0000 0x46d568bf
PxHlpa64.sys 12/10/2007 7:49:01 PM fffff880`01144000 fffff880`0114fae0 0x0000bae0 0x475dd06d
RtNdPt60.sys 12/10/2007 10:49:52 PM fffff880`06e38000 fffff880`06e44000 0x0000c000 0x475dfad0
AsInsHelp64.sys 1/4/2008 1:36:10 AM fffff880`08be9000 fffff100`08bee000 0xfffff88000005000 0x477dc5ca
jswpslwfx.sys 5/15/2008 6:28:50 AM fffff880`040b8000 fffff300`040c5000 0xfffffa800000d000 0x482c1062
mcdbus.sys 2/24/2009 6:34:07 AM ffff... Read more

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windows xp was working fine and it just froze so i restarted it
and it went to the disk checking and it came up with
invalid timestamps and it scrolled through a list fast i could not catch most of it and then went to the windows xp click your user name login screen

and the mouse moves until i click on the place to put my password and it freezes . . i've tried going back and restarting using safe mode, and even restore previous settings but it doesn't work

is my files screwed or is there any way of salvaging it?

i know this is kinda vauge and i could try to get more information if it is needed. some of the work i have on my computer is very valuable.

thank you

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We sell PCs and one of the biggest pains is having to wait for the updates to download. After Windows XP SP2 (which is preinstalled), there are currently 118 "critical" downloads that have to be taken down before the PC is up to date. There is also a number of reboots involved in this which is the most awkward part (as you cant just leave the PC there to take down ALL patches on its own, it requires user intervention)

I have downloaded all of these 118 fixes and have created a batch file that has the format of

echo installing Windows XP Post SP2 upates.
start "" /wait StepByStepInteractiveTraining-KB898458-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart
start "" /wait WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe /quiet /norestart
start "" /wait WindowsMedia-KB911564-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart
start "" /wait WindowsMedia10-KB911565-v2-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart
start "" /wait WindowsMedia10-KB917734-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart

for all of the updates. It runs much quicker than downloading it (obviously) and only requires one reboot at the end. Is there anything wrong with doing it this way. I have done it on three PCs already and they seem fine (and windowsupdate.com reports that it has all of the critical updates)

I have looked at all of the other patching options and this is the easiest for me.

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I'm understand what's behind setting up a share for drivers and putting it in the answer file.   I was going to set something up along the lines of this default example from Microsoft:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
   <settings pass="windowsPE">
      <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
            <PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="1" wcm:action="add">


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One of the most requested features that Windows 10 Insiders have been asking for is the addition of tabs to File Explorer. Well yesterday, for those 22 thousand+ insiders who voted for this feature, Microsoft released insider preview build 17618 that includes tabs in File Explorer as part of its Sets feature!

Windows 10 Sets is an upcoming feature where you can group documents and apps into one tabbed window that are related to the particular task at hand. This feature was released for testing to a small controlled group of insiders in Insider Preview Build 17063 and was subsequently removed after the test.


With build 17618, Sets are back and with it come tabs in File Explorer. You can now open different folders in the same File Explorer window with each one having their own tabs. This way one File Explorer window can have a tab for the pictures folder, a tab for the documents folder, and a tab for your documents, which you can easily switch between.Click to expand...

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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}" />

  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-01-10T15:40:10.523421700Z" />

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

  <Execution ProcessID="1204" ThreadID="1212" />

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

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