Windows 10: File History - reconnect your drive?

  1.    18 Apr 2017 #1

    File History - reconnect your drive?


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	34 
Size:	5.2 KB 
ID:	130800
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,212
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       18 Apr 2017 #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
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,852
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Apr 2017 #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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    18 Apr 2017 #4

    Where is this screen?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	335.3 KB 
ID:	130805
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,212
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       18 Apr 2017 #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
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    18 Apr 2017 #6

    Select "Hardware and Sound"?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,212
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       18 Apr 2017 #7

    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".
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,852
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Apr 2017 #8

    mobile1 said: 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.

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    18 Apr 2017 #9

    This is what I see when I click "More Options."

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	22.3 KB 
ID:	130806
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,852
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Apr 2017 #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
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Backup & Restore Select Drive for File History in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Select a File History Drive in Windows 10 File History was first introduced in Windows 8, and has been improved in Windows 10. Before you can turn on and start using File History to back up your files, you need to first select where...
What does "Reconnect you drive" mean? 104557 104558
File History Drive in Backup and Restore
Hello, Can anyone tell me how to stop a maintenance message"file history drive has been disconnected too long-reconnect drive"from displaying. I only connect my WD Passport drive backup drive once a month and do not need to be be...
File History drive full??!! in Performance & Maintenance
Hello, hope somebody clever can help. I've connected to a 2TB external drive to backup my laptop and I'm getting a message saying that the file history drive is full, but I've used up less than 1TB and the initial backup hasn't finished. What can...
Unable to add a drive for File History in Performance & Maintenance
I'm having trouble setting the windows 10 file history drive. The drive I'm trying to use is Y: on disk 4 in the disk management image attached, which shares a 4TB hdd with another two partitions. It uses GPT and is a dynamic disk. All partitions...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04.
Find Us