Windows 10: Windows Backup not seeing drives...

  1.    27 Mar 2018 #1

    Windows Backup not seeing drives...

    My HP X 360 Envy has an SD drive for C: (boot drive); and a 1TB D: drive (split into 2 drives, one being a Recovery, not visible).

    I went into Windows Settings, and selected Backup, then clicked on Add Drive, wanting in this instance to backup the D: Drive to a server in the house. The problem is, it only sees the Recovery Drive, which it shows as "Removable Disk (F)", which it is not a removable drive.

    Doesn't see the C: drive; Doesn't see the D: Drive. All this based on Windows Backup.

    Now, I also have Macrium Backup (Free version). I see the drives with it fine. But when I try to back up the D: drive to the server, it always fails. The server drive I backup up to is a Storage Space. So I don't know if that failure is due to that server, the 3rd party software or this PC. It fails with a message "Backup aborted! - Write operation failed - There is not enough space on the disk." I am guessing that the backup is needing to span across more than one drive, and isn't able too (I though a Storage Space facilitated that).

    I'd be fine to set file backup via Windows to handle the D: Drive, but the above issues are preventing that. I would expect the Windows 10 backup to work, or at least see the drives.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,625
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       31 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi 56Kruiser

    The Add drive option is the target drive so in this case it would be your network drive on your server.

    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10

    While this says Backup this is "File History" which indeed does make copies of data files. You have to ensure the files you want backed up are included. As an example by default it does not backup the hidden appdata folder or its sub folders which may contain data you want (Firefox profiles)

    Add or Remove Folders for File History in Windows 10
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