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A file backup solution introduced with Windows 8, intended to supersede Windows Backup and Restore. File History monitors files in key folders like Documents and Pictures for changes and regularly backs them up to an external storage device or network share.

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How do I prevent Windows 10's File History Service from gobbling up all my networking bandwidth?

I set up file history service to sync certain files to my local NAS which works great. The two are connected using a suboptimal "DLAN"/Powerline connection which reaches about 90 Megabits per second. ...
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My More Recent Files On File History Are Gone

My computer crashed and I had to eventually reinstall Windows 10 in order to get it working again. I wasn't too worried since I used File History to backup my files.Unfortunately it seems that only ...
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Windows 10 File History only backing up 7GB out of 170GB?

Yesterday I turned on Windows 10 File History and configured to use a 512GB USB hard drive for the backups. It is set to back up hourly and keep backups "forever." However, although I have over ...
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Samba share with track all changes file history

Looking to create a samba file share for some time-critical files whereby all changes need to be tracked. The changes should be available for Windows Clients accessing using SMB in their 'explorer.exe'...
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Select folder to store the file history in

I looked at my file history settings today and it showed that it was disabled for some weird reason (I remember setting it up earlier).When setting it up again, I was only able to select a drive. ...
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How can I back up EFS encrypted files with Windows FileHistory?

I want to back up EFS encrypted files in my Windows %USERPROFILE% to an external NTFS formatted USB drive using Windows FileHistory. I have the following problems:After clicking "Select Drive" in "...
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Restore From File History after Windows 10 Format/Reinstall

I have been using Windows 10's File History to backup my files to a NAS I have at my house. Yesterday I formatted and reinstalled Windows to get a fresh start on the machine. I was hoping to just be ...
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Windows 10 File History - how to check backup drive integrity?

Regarding Windows 10 File History backups on external drives.Is there any way to check the integrity of the backup after it has been taken?By integrity I mean I won't find I can't restore the ...
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Can no longer create system image on E:

I've created system images before, but I am now trying to make another one in exactly the same way, and it wont detect the drive I use for them.I am trying to use File History's System Image Backup ...
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File History is set up but it doesn't backup (folder is empty)

I have already set up multiple time File History without problem but this time everything seems fine but when the "backup" is done, FileHistory\xx\xx\Data\C\Users\xx is empty. In Event Viewer, under ...
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How can I call the Advanced settings page of the File History settings in Windows 10 Control Panel?

I would like to open the advanced settings directly by putting a command to Windows + R. So far I have only found out I can call the File History settings via shell:::{F6B6E965-E9B2-444B-9286-...
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how to delete history on excel 2007 that shows on windows taskbar

I want to disable showing history of ms excel which is shown in taskbar by clicking right-button of mouse.
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Windows 10 Workstation backup

My need can be descibed as backing up selected forders by type, and the type of backup I am looking for is like File-History or Time-Machine. Basically, as a developer, I only want to backup the code ...
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How to remove things from File History?

BackgroundI have the following configuration:File History backing up to drive D:Library X composed of one folder C:\X and one folder D:\XMy D: drive is growing full and I want to remove backups ...
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How to Fix File History On Windows 10

A recent crash on my Windows 10 computer made me have to restore the system with a System Image.The System Image was made in December 2016.It worked just fine but the problem is that when I went ...

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