Using File History on external USB drive.


  1. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Using File History on external USB drive.


    I have all my docs on a separate drive than my system drive c:, called drive I, and I back up using FileHistory to drive K. I and K are different partitions on a separate but the same secondary hard drive, which is silly seeing that if the actual hardware crashed no files or backup. I have tried saving using filehistory to a separate usb hard drive, but there is a problem because it cannot move outlook files which have a long path name due to the way filehistory indexes them. Any ideas.
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  2. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    I wouldn't rely on File History which can be unreliable. I use scheduled Macrium Reflect backups to two locations and make a monthly manual backup of user files to an external drive.
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  3. Posts : 668
    Win 10 pro
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    If it is possible to remap/reconfigure outlook "data folder" you could put it on a dir in the I drive, like "olf" (outlook files) and then configure file history to save that olf folder, this shoud solve the lenght limit hopefully.

    Macrium is not a file history replacement.

    As Steve C. and dalchina said, the paid version can be, sorry for the misleading.
    Last edited by roy111; 11 Nov 2018 at 03:44.
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  4. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    OK thanks guys. I do use Macrium when I do a regular image!
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  5. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Perhaps better to use a 3rd party backup/syncing program (in addition to disk imaging of course.. ).

    I recall someone saying they still used this:
    Download SyncToy 2.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center

    There are plenty of data backup programs out there- Macrium Reflect (licensed) offers data backup too.

    Depends what you want- syncing/scheduled/manual....
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  6. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I think it is because file history renames outlook.pst files like this. anyway will stick with what I have but can always backup to my network which should work.

    Using File History on external USB drive.-outlook.jpg
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