File History fails, where can I find detailed error messages?

  1. paf
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    File History fails, where can I find detailed error messages HELP!!!?


    I have tried to user "File history" to make backups of my files on D: (not of the "official" Windows libraries) to an USB HD. I'm on Windows 10, latest update (anniversary edition), 64 bits.

    I know that the error messages appear only in the event logs of Windows and I look there for them.

    First I had many errors because of too long paths (>259 characters). I spend hours to correct everything, so now it should be OK but the backup still crashes when I include some directories.

    Error in the event log: 201, something like "Impossible to analyse the changes...". No other error. And nothing is backed up.

    As this happens only when I include some directories, I suppose it has to do with specific files - but which ones? How can I find out which file causes the problem? Does "File History" save more detailed informations somewhere?

    Last edited by paf; 18 Aug 2016 at 05:56.
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  2. paf
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I can't believe it... nobody know where the "File history" saves its log files?

    Or is it even worse that I thought, this scrappy piece of software not only doesn't display, but also doesn't even records why it stops?
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  3. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572

    You need to Event Viewer. Open up "Applications and system Logs" -> "Microsoft" -> "Windows" -> "File-History Core" and/or "File-History Engine". They each have a single log. Your errors should be noted there.
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  4. paf
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    storageman said:
    You need to Event Viewer.
    I already looked there, the error 201 comes and nothing else.
    Is there any place where "File History" saves a real log?
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