Windows 10: W10 File History not backing up selected folders

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    W10 File History not backing up selected folders


    Been having trouble with my WD external drive backup s/w, it keeps losing track of its external drive, so I decided to simply try using W10 File History to manage things.

    First, I have installed a SSD and migrated my OS there (as C:/), then formatted and set up all libraries on the old 1TB HDD (now E:/)... or so I thought. Don't ask me now exactly what I did, but the definition for the new libraries on E:/ is suspect. E:/ (root) is identifed as the Docs library, with another Docs library inside it, oy.

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    Shows appearance under the E:/ HDD:
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    Anyway, in File History, I select the various libraries in E:/, as well as E:/ itself, for backup to the external drive F:/.
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    But it only seems happy with the oddly defined Docs library, won't find the other selected folders... log error:
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    With the resultant backup structure in external HDD F: (grabbing some misc folders plus Docs, but not Pictures, Videos, Downloads... :
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    BTW, all these un-backed folders are accessible through any other means.

    I see the config files, don't know what do do with them, inside:
    C:\Users\patma\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Any clues?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, would suggest your priority might be to look very carefully at your relocated folders. Unfortunately it's all too easy to make mistakes when doing that, and can be all but impossible (MS does this claim this can be impossible, apparently- however in one case @Bree spent days on testing and retesting an approach- a truly arduous task- to sort out a mistake a user made in minutes).

    set up all libraries on the old 1TB HDD (now E:/)... or so I thought. Don't ask me now exactly what I did, but the definition for the new libraries on E:/ is suspect. E:/ (root) is identifed as the Docs library, with another Docs library inside it, oy.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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