1.    18 Apr 2017 #1
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    File History - reconnect your drive?


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  2.    18 Apr 2017 #2
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    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

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  3.    18 Apr 2017 #3
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    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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  4.    18 Apr 2017 #4
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    Where is this screen?

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  5.    18 Apr 2017 #5
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    I find Option 3 below using the Control Panel is the easiest way to set the default drive.

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  6.    18 Apr 2017 #6
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    Select "Hardware and Sound"?
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  7.    18 Apr 2017 #7
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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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  8.    18 Apr 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1 View Post
    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.    18 Apr 2017 #9
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    This is what I see when I click "More Options."

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  10.    18 Apr 2017 #10
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    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
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