Windows 10: Using File History to recover files from a different machine

  1.    14 Jan 2016 #1

    Using File History to recover files from a different machine


    Hi all,

    I would assume this should be simple, but I can't figure it out. I had File History turned on an old machine that I'd upgraded to Windows 10. The machine was working fine with File History backing up files to an external storage drive. The machine died recently (motherboard completely not working) and now I have a new machine with Windows 10.

    However I want to restore my files from the File History backups I had for my old machine, but I can't figure out how to make it work. Whenever I try to use the same external location as my File History drive it just makes a new backup with a different folder for my new machine.

    How is this supposed to work? All the info I has found on the Microsoft support sites simply details restoring files for the same machine.

    Thanks in advance.
    James
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  2.    15 Jan 2016 #2

    The following 'Make a new PC like an old one' applies to Windows 8.1 but I trust that the procedure for Windows 10 is very similar, good luck :)

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/w...ake-new-old-pc
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