Backup -- "Restore Your File With History"


  1. Posts : 52
    Windows 22H2
       #1

    Backup -- "Restore Your File With History"


    Hi

    After my USB harddrive is setup to automatically backup using File History, can I still use this USB harddrive for other purpose?

    I see that in the USB harddrive, there is only a directory called FileHistory.

    Win-10-Pro
    10.0.19044 Build 19044

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    Also, can I use this same USB harddrive to backup another Windows-10 laptop?
    Last edited by Massarelda; 18 Feb 2023 at 07:29.
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  2. Posts : 43,249
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    As far as I know you could, but note the effect of disconnecting it - file history backs up on a schedule you choose:

    Windows keeps asking me to reconnect my drive what do I do?
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-9ed4b3db8bb7

    Illustrating the schedule/timing of backups:
    Change how Often to Save File History in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 2,555
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #3

    I have a drive which was used for File History & Macrium images on Win 10, so yes you can store other files on a FH drive.
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