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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
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       14 Sep 2016 #1

    Should File History Schedule show up in Task Scheduler?


    I've had issues with File History ever since upgrading to the Anniversary windows 10 Pro. I can manually Run File History. It also saves a few times a day, even though I have it set for the default 1 hour.

    Should there be an entry of some kind in Task Scheduler corresponding to 1 hour start of File History? If so, since it's not doing it, is there a way to force the correct schedule?

    If not in Task Scheduler, is there a Registry entry I can tweak to get the hourly backup?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
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       14 Sep 2016 #2

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    That's info related to my task scheduler.
    I don't use File History, so I assume this may change when you set it up.
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       14 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks for that. I attempted to add the task to the scheduler, since there's nothing at all that looks like what you showed. in my Scheduler. But I don't understand what the trigger would be, and scheduler doesn't seem to allow hourly actions.
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       14 Sep 2016 #4

    I'm doing a Search for File History through the Registry, and I still see keys dealing with the external drive that quit working with Build 1607. Maybe that's the problem.
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       14 Sep 2016 #5

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    that's the task scheduler view

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    and that's how you'd set it up and I suspect create the task
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       14 Sep 2016 #6

    OK - I didn't see the Folder View until you added the screenshot. So it IS scheduled, but just daily. Adding the hourly from the File History, however, is NOT working.

    I'm doing a Search for File History through the Registry, and I still see keys dealing with the external drive I was using for File History that quit working with Build 1607. Maybe that's the problem.
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       14 Sep 2016 #7

    When you connect the drive, can you see it normally in file explorer? Some have reported issues with drives with the upgrade.

    What happens if you start File History and specify that drive as your backup?

    You shouldn't be manually changing the schedule. Make sure it's as it was before you do the above.

    Trick to make sure your external drive ALWAYS gets the same drive letter:
    a. connect it
    b. in disk management, change its drive letter to (e.g.) R - one you'd never otherwise use).
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       14 Sep 2016 #8

    I didn't change anything in the Scheduler.

    You helped me in another thread when my other external drive stopped working on the Anniversary upgrade.
    I'm now using a different external drive that is properly recognized.
    File History works properly IF I reboot or manually click on Run. The default hourly schedule is set as expected. BUT it does NOT save every hour.
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       15 Sep 2016 #9

    BUT it does NOT save every hour.
    - how have you determined that?

    Windows 8: File History explained | TechNet Magazine
    - see Optimised for performance

    - it won't do anything if your PC is busy..
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       15 Sep 2016 #10

    "BUT it does NOT save every hour. - how have you determined that?"

    I Run it manually and then check back after more than an hour - and I see that it is not running and has not run since the manual one.
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