1.    13 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
    Sasebo Japan
    Posts : 14

    Why did windows 10 create a "File History" folder on my External HDD

    When I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 the experience seemed to be good. I am having my doubts now. I am confused concerning the following two issues.
    1. It seems now that I am not recognized as the administrator of this PC. I am the only user, I am given a message that tells me i am not allowed to save files to a certain folder. Don't understand this at all.
    2. I now have an external HDD that seems to have been named "File History". I am not understanding this either.

    Please advise what has happened to my system. I built my own system with the following perimeters:
    Processor a 2.40 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core
    Main Circuit Board b Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA785GM-US2H
    Memory Modules c,d 3070 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Drives 1790.70 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1129.81 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    ATAPI iHES208 2 ATA Device [Optical drive]
    SONY DVD RW DRU-V200A ATA Device [Optical drive]
    TDK DVDRW1280B ATA Device [Optical drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    Sony USB HS-CF Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    Sony USB HS-MS Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
    Sony USB HS-SD Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 6
    Sony USB HS-xD/SM USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
    WD 1600JB External USB Device [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 2
    WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAV5D080140, rev 80.00A80, SMART Status: Healthy
    WDC WD10EARS-22Y5B1 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCAV5J478071, rev 80.00A80, SMART Status: Healthy

    Local Drive Volumes:
    c: (NTFS on drive 1) * 519.82 GB 443.23 GB free
    g: (NTFS on drive 1) 3.27 GB 3.16 GB free
    h: (NTFS on drive 1) 107.37 GB 107.25 GB free
    n: (NTFS on drive 2) 160.04 GB 128.61 GB free
    p: (NTFS on drive 0) 1000.19 GB 447.57 GB free

    Users (mouse over user name for details)
    local user accounts last logon
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Administrator 9/9/2015 2:46:21 PM (admin)
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Bill 6/3/2016 9:15:28 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] DefaultAccount never
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Guest never
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] HomeGroupUser$ 6/9/2015 11:04:42 AM
    Window Manager domain logons
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] DWM-1 6/12/2016 5:11:15 PM
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] DWM-2 12/27/2015 9:01:09 P

    Hope that I didn't post more than what you need...would like to solve this problem, particularly the issue No. 1 shown above. Thank you for your time and efforts.
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  2.    13 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,648
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.105

    Some tutorials that might help you determine answers to your questions:

    1. Account Type - Determine in Windows 10 also check the other related tutorials referenced at the end.

    2. Your external drive seems to have been set up as the File History location. File History is a method for Backing up files and saving older versions of them. It was first introduced in Windows 8 and is accessed from the Control panel:

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

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