Windows 10: Windows10 File History Stopped Backing Up Solved

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  1. Posts : 37
    Windows10 Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #11

    Steve C said: View Post
    File History can be temperamental. My fix for when it stops backing up is below.
    • Stop FH
    • Delete the FH config files at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration
    • Restart FH and select to use the same backup drive as before

    Steve. Thanks for the info! Since re-setting the Options in FH seems to have fixed it, I plan to leave well enough alone. But will definitely try your suggestion if it quits working again.

    On a more general question: Is there a better Auto Backup application than File History? I don't care about historical versions of any files - only current version in case my hard drive fails. I prefer it to be on my external hard drive (not cloud), and free is always good!
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  2. Posts : 6,031
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       1 Week Ago #12

    As a product Macrium Reflect. There is a free version.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    I bought it because it has a feature Image Guardian. This is supposed to prevent unauthorized writes to backups. Think ransomware.

    https://www.macrium.com/mig

    I'm using for system images and data.
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  3. Posts : 37
    Windows10 Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #13

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    As a product Macrium Reflect. There is a free version.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    I bought it because it has a feature Image Guardian. This is supposed to prevent unauthorized writes to backups. Think ransomware.

    https://www.macrium.com/mig

    I'm using for system images and data.
    Thanks. I will check that out!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       1 Week Ago #14

    ALN said: View Post
    Steve. Thanks for the info! Since re-setting the Options in FH seems to have fixed it, I plan to leave well enough alone. But will definitely try your suggestion if it quits working again.

    On a more general question: Is there a better Auto Backup application than File History? I don't care about historical versions of any files - only current version in case my hard drive fails. I prefer it to be on my external hard drive (not cloud), and free is always good!
    Macrium Reflect is an excellent backup program. I set it to run automatic schedules to back up to two locations. Note File History only backs up user files and can't restore your OS files & partitions. You can mount any Reflect backup image as a virtual drive and recover any folder or file which is useful if you accidently delete a file. The main advantage of File History is that you can set it to backup changed files quite frequently (I use 3 hrs). However, it's an unreliable program and often doesn't run as often as defined.
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  5. Posts : 37
    Windows10 Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #15

    Steve C said: View Post
    Macrium Reflect is an excellent backup program. I set it to run automatic schedules to back up to two locations. Note File History only backs up user files and can't restore your OS files & partitions. You can mount any Reflect backup image as a virtual drive and recover any folder or file which is useful if you accidently delete a file. The main advantage of File History is that you can set it to backup changed files quite frequently (I use 3 hrs). However, it's an unreliable program and often doesn't run as often as defined.
    Thanks Steve. I will definitely check it out!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 6,031
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       1 Week Ago #16

    If you decide to buy contact them. There was just a discount code posted a little while back, 20% off. I contacted them directly and got discount code for a four pack.
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  7. Posts : 37
    Windows10 Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #17

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    If you decide to buy contact them. There was just a discount code posted a little while back, 20% off. I contacted them directly and got discount code for a four pack.
    Thanks!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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