I can't select my external drive for copies in File history

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  1. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       #1

    I can't select my external drive for copies in File history


    Hello,

    I am trying to activate File History feature in windows 10, but I can not because Its says than No drive found that can be used. But I have attached a external USB HDD and I have another internal HDD, in addition of my windows system SSD drive. I cannot select neither the external nor internal HDD. I think that when installed windows 10, some weeks ago, I could select either the internal or external HDD, but now, I can`t. Any solution?.
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  2. Posts : 27,456
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Hi Pilovar

    Here is the forum's tutorial on File History.

    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10


    At the end of the tutorial are related tutorials. The first being "Reset File History to Default in Windows 10". This may clear the error you experiencing.


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Caledon Ken said:
    Hi Pilovar

    Here is the forum's tutorial on File History.

    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10


    At the end of the tutorial are related tutorials. The first being "Reset File History to Default in Windows 10". This may clear the error you experiencing.


    Ken
    Thanks, I did it ant not working.

    If I connect a new usb pendrive, I can select it and activate file history on it. But in my two HDD, usb and internal, not.
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  4. Posts : 27,456
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #4

    If you plug these devices in can you access them outside of file history.

    Will file explorer access them. Can you create a txt file on the drive?

    Maybe post a screen shot from disk management, could help a member identify what is wrong.

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

    Watch what you post does not include private data.
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  5. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Caledon Ken said:
    If you plug these devices in can you access them outside of file history.

    Will file explorer access them. Can you create a txt file on the drive?

    Maybe post a screen shot from disk management, could help a member identify what is wrong.

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

    Watch what you post does not include private data.

    I can use the disks normally, except file history, are F: and G: (C: and E: are a in a SSD partitioned)

    I can't select my external drive for copies in File history-screenshot_2.jpg

    G: is an internal SATA HDD.
    F: is a external USB HDD.
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  6. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10

    Can you please post screenshots showing what you see when you try to allocate a file history drive?
    - should be something like those in that tutorial.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.



    Did you click on that if intending to change the drive?
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  7. Posts : 27,456
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #7

    When you ran the reset did you unblock the file.

    I would also run as admin.
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  8. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Yes, I run reset file as admin.

    Captures of File History (in spanish):

    I can't select my external drive for copies in File history-screenshot_1.jpg

    I can't select my external drive for copies in File history-screenshot_3.jpg

    It says that no drive found that can be used. Search or add drive not found anything.
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  9. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #9

    And post #6- did you click to deselect your current drive first?
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  10. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    dalchina said:
    And post #6- did you click to deselect your current drive first?
    I have not any drive select, I can not do it.
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