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  1.    6 Days Ago #11
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 19
    Win 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks for the replies. However, the problem now seems to have sorted itself out.

    Following on from discovering the problem on 12 November I changed the time between saving copies and a check today shows that File History had started working again from that date. To confirm it I carried out a little experiment by changing the time between copies to 10 minutes and resaving a test file every 15 minutes or so. "Recover previous versions" now showed all of the versions.

    So, I believe that whilst the problem started with the Win 10 Fall Creators Update - the date and time seem too close to be a coincidence, I am now reassured that the problem was peculiar to my PC and that any suggestion of MS shutting File History down with the update was a complete red herring.

    Anyway, thanks again for replying.
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  2.    6 Days Ago #12
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,024
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Thanks Bree.

    This should be much easier than it is. Time Machine has had this functionality for years. Apple just seems to strive more on the usability aspects in their products. Lets see what MS delivers.
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  3.    6 Days Ago #13
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,506
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa View Post
    Following on from discovering the problem on 12 November I changed the time between saving copies and a check today shows that File History had started working again from that date...

    So, I believe that whilst the problem started with the Win 10 Fall Creators Update - the date and time seem too close to be a coincidence, I am now reassured that the problem was peculiar to my PC and that any suggestion of MS shutting File History down with the update was a complete red herring.
    Yes, File History wasn't removed - but like yours mine stopped making backups with the upgrade to Fall Creators Update, and again like you - changing a few of its settings started it working again. Mine has made backups automatically twice now. So this wasn't 'peculiar to my PC' - it happened to at least one other PC.

    Seems like the update to 1709 didn't correctly carry over the settings, but re-making them was all that was required to get it working again.
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