Windows 10: Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to Solved

  1.    11 Jul 2017 #1

    Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to


    Windows File History wont backup the specified folders i told it to, its only backing up part of the specified folders. I want it to backup my entire C drive which is where all my files are, but it doesn't do that. I'm using a 1TB Seagate
    external Drive.
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  2.    11 Jul 2017 #2

    First, You shouldn't use File History to backup your C: drive. File History is usually just for backing up your documents, photos, music, etc. You should use something like Macrium Refelect Free (Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free) to make an image backup of your c: drive ... but to each his own

    You told it to backup C:\ then you excluded C:\ ... You need to point it the exact folder.
    Backup
    C:\
    Exclude
    C:\Users

    Note: If your going to backup the C: drive you don't need to backup Program Files(x86) as well.
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  3.    11 Jul 2017 #3

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    First, You shouldn't use File History to backup your C: drive. File History is usually just for backing up your documents, photos, music, etc. You should use something like Macrium Refelect Free (Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free) to make an image backup of your c: drive ... but to each his own

    You told it to backup C:\ then you excluded C:\ ... You need to point it the exact folder.
    Backup
    C:\
    Exclude
    C:\Users

    Note: If your going to backup the C: drive you don't need to backup Program Files(x86) as well.
    Thanks i guess ill just use this program then it looks alot easier!
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  4.    12 Jul 2017 #4

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    First, You shouldn't use File History to backup your C: drive. File History is usually just for backing up your documents, photos, music, etc. You should use something like Macrium Refelect Free (Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free) to make an image backup of your c: drive ... but to each his own

    You told it to backup C:\ then you excluded C:\ ... You need to point it the exact folder.
    Backup
    C:\
    Exclude
    C:\Users

    Note: If your going to backup the C: drive you don't need to backup Program Files(x86) as well.
    How do i delete this thread
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  5.    12 Jul 2017 #5

    Leave the thread be, other folks, newbies, will learn what you learned, and thank you for posting your experience
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