File History - reconnect your drive?


  1. Posts : 123
    Windows 10
       #1

    File History - reconnect your drive?


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  2. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello mobile1, :)

    That message means that you have File History turned on and whichever drive you have selected to save File History on is disconnected, and is wanting you to connect the drive back so it can save File History to it again.

    Turn On or Off File History in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials

    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    It means you have File History turned on and it cannot find the drive you have set it up to use as a place to back up your history to. If this was a USB drive, it may have been removed. If it was a network drive, it may have been disconnected. Or maybe the drive letters have been changed.
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Where is this screen?

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  5. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    I find Option 3 below using the Control Panel is the easiest way to set the default drive.

    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 123
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Select "Hardware and Sound"?
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  7. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Did you click on the tutorial link I posted above for step by step details to help out?

    It sounds like you need to change the Control Panel to "icons view" instead of "category view".
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    mobile1 said:
    Where is this screen?
    You see that screen if File History hasn't been turned on. Yours is, so you should see this screen instead. Click on 'More options' to see which drive you are using. It's in Settings > Update & security > Backup.

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  9. Posts : 123
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    Thread Starter
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    This is what I see when I click "More Options."

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  10. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    It's not showing a drive because it is disconnected. Use the Control Panel to find out what the drive should be. It will be shown in....
    Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > File History
    ...and marked as Disconnected

    This is describe in Option Three of Brink's tutorial
    Select Drive for File History in Windows 10
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