Windows 10: file history

  1.    13 Aug 2015 #1

    file history


    Hi,
    I am having an issue with File History. On opening File History, I occasionally get the message: "Your File History drive disconnected for too long. To keep saving copies of your files, reconnect your drive and run backup" I don't understand. I use an external enclosure drive for my File History drive. It is always connected when the PC is on. PC is shut down at nights, though. Is that the problem? Do I have to run the PC at nights also, to keep File History happy. Please help me configure File History properly.

    Edwin
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       13 Aug 2015 #2

    oeivinr said: View Post
    Hi,
    I am having an issue with File History. On opening File History, I occasionally get the message: "Your File History drive disconnected for too long. To keep saving copies of your files, reconnect your drive and run backup" I don't understand. I use an external enclosure drive for my File History drive. It is always connected when the PC is on. PC is shut down at nights, though. Is that the problem? Do I have to run the PC at nights also, to keep File History happy. Please help me configure File History properly.

    Edwin
    How is the drive connected to the computer? If by USB could be the computer is turning off power to the USB ports to save energy which in turn loses the connection to the drive.
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       13 Aug 2015 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    How is the drive connected to the computer? If by USB could be the computer is turning off power to the USB ports to save energy which in turn loses the connection to the drive.
    Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings Change advanced power settings and check these:

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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #4

    Do you want me to disable the USB selective suspend setting and never turn off hard disk? Is that it?
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       13 Aug 2015 #5

    oeivinr said: View Post
    Do you want me to disable the USB selective suspend setting and never turn off hard disk? Is that it?
    That's what I had to do to keep immediate access to a couple of External USB HDDs.
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