Why did windows 10 create a "File History" folder on my External HDD


  1. Posts : 20
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    Why did windows 10 create a "File History" folder on my External HDD


    When I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 the experience seemed to be good. I am having my doubts now. I am confused concerning the following two issues.
    1. It seems now that I am not recognized as the administrator of this PC. I am the only user, I am given a message that tells me i am not allowed to save files to a certain folder. Don't understand this at all.
    2. I now have an external HDD that seems to have been named "File History". I am not understanding this either.

    Please advise what has happened to my system. I built my own system with the following perimeters:
    Processor a 2.40 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core
    Main Circuit Board b Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA785GM-US2H
    Memory Modules c,d 3070 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Drives 1790.70 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1129.81 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    ATAPI iHES208 2 ATA Device [Optical drive]
    SONY DVD RW DRU-V200A ATA Device [Optical drive]
    TDK DVDRW1280B ATA Device [Optical drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    Sony USB HS-CF Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    Sony USB HS-MS Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
    Sony USB HS-SD Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 6
    Sony USB HS-xD/SM USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
    WD 1600JB External USB Device [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 2
    WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAV5D080140, rev 80.00A80, SMART Status: Healthy
    WDC WD10EARS-22Y5B1 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCAV5J478071, rev 80.00A80, SMART Status: Healthy

    Local Drive Volumes:
    c: (NTFS on drive 1) * 519.82 GB 443.23 GB free
    g: (NTFS on drive 1) 3.27 GB 3.16 GB free
    h: (NTFS on drive 1) 107.37 GB 107.25 GB free
    n: (NTFS on drive 2) 160.04 GB 128.61 GB free
    p: (NTFS on drive 0) 1000.19 GB 447.57 GB free

    Users (mouse over user name for details)
    local user accounts last logon
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Administrator 9/9/2015 2:46:21 PM (admin)
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Bill 6/3/2016 9:15:28 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] DefaultAccount never
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Guest never
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] HomeGroupUser$ 6/9/2015 11:04:42 AM
    Window Manager domain logons
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] DWM-1 6/12/2016 5:11:15 PM
    [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] DWM-2 12/27/2015 9:01:09 P

    Hope that I didn't post more than what you need...would like to solve this problem, particularly the issue No. 1 shown above. Thank you for your time and efforts.
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.985 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21376
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    Some tutorials that might help you determine answers to your questions:

    1. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html also check the other related tutorials referenced at the end.

    2. Your external drive seems to have been set up as the File History location. File History is a method for Backing up files and saving older versions of them. It was first introduced in Windows 8 and is accessed from the Control panel:

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 13 Jun 2016 at 08:01. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info
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